How long do they lay for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sophiejw, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
    I've been on the hunt for some more chickens to add to my flock (it's been really hard to find anywhere local that I can buy birds from). Anyway I've been offered some Warrens- they are 18 months old and apparently good layers. Only £3 each too. What I'm wondering though is how long are they likely to lay for? I don't want them to stop laying completely when they hit 2 years, though I don't mind if egg laying reduces gradually over time. My two hybrids that I have are about 18 months old, and ideally I wanted younger birds so I don't have a lot all tailing off at once. But since it's been so hard to find any to buy I am tempted, Warrens are meant to be very good layers so could go down abit and still give a good amount of eggs (if that makes sense).
    Any thoughts much appreciated [​IMG]

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