How long do hens lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by A silver laced dad, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. A silver laced dad

    A silver laced dad Songster

    Nov 12, 2018
    Brooksville florida
    How long will my hens lay eggs? Also how can you tell how old your chickens are. The reason I ask is I recently bought 5 hens already laying and I’m just curious
  2. Ryder

    Ryder Songster

    Oct 16, 2018
    Ozark Missouri
    its hard too tell for some breeds so can i see some pictures
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    It's mostly a function of the breed. High production hens (6 a week) will lay best for the first 2 years then are rather poor lays. They start laying very young . (Less than 20 weeks). Heritage breeds will be slower to start, produce 4-5 eggs a week but but can still give you 3 a week at 4-5 years. Diet is the other important factor in good egg production .
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    The older the Hen the less leg you see when standing and their legs and feet are not as healthy looking.
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