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How long will my production red lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by venymae, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    I have a production red who just started her second year of laying after a 4 month molting vacation. How long can I expect her to lay well? She is a champ laying 6-7 eggs a week. Big beautiful brown eggs.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding of Production Reds, is that they are hatchery grade RIR. Sometimes Red sex Links, may be referred to that as well.
    The RIR will lay for a long time but after about 3 or 4 years, the number of eggs will decrease. They still may lay some eggs at age 7 and 8, but not much them. The Red sex links lay profusely for about 3 to 4 years and then burn out. They don't live long.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Only time will tell.
     
  4. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Mine look like red sex links. Def not rir
     

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