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  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You said 'oldest chicken' - Do you mean how old the eggs or the breeders?
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hopefully someone will know. I would think that if they are still laying you would get at least 50% viable even with older birds, but that is just a guess.
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  4. guard278th

    guard278th Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is your rooster, he will be the one to worry about if the hens are laying then the eggs will be Ok as long as your rooster is still fertile
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Hens can be older than 10 years of age and still produce eggs that hatch. Number of will be reduced and hatch rate for older hens will be reduced. Chicks hatching for such old hens and older roosters as well do not seem to be on average as vigerous as those coming from a younger parent.
     

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