How long(old) to chickens lay?

joyous

Songster
10 Years
Oct 3, 2009
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I know there has to be a huge variation between breeds, but on a average how long (old) do chickens lay. I am new to this wonderful addiction and am doing this for eggs, and pest control. I will probably be keeping them as pets until they die. Are there any certain breeds that lay for a longer duration? I have three 8 month old black copper marans. One manx rumpy, two polish, a silver laced wyandotte, a buff chantacler and a mystery hen which are all about 12-15 weeks old.
 

swimmom

Songster
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
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Carolinas
Check out this post:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=231744

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jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
11 Years
May 24, 2008
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Southeast Arkansas
Your egg laying breeds will lay out faster, so not as old before they burn out, but yours should lay pretty steady for a number of years, gradually decreasing as they age.
 

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