How long should a chicken lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken cooker, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. chicken cooker

    chicken cooker New Egg

    Mar 19, 2007
    Temiskaming, ON
    This question has probably been asked before many times but --- how long should chickens lay before they go to the freezer? What considerations determine how long they lay?

    I have 48 birds; 10 have been laying since May, 25 since August (they are now 5 months old) and another 10 are just starting to lay now. The remaining 3 are juvenile "strays" that just roam through the barn. They will likely begin to lay before the end of the year.


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