How long will my production red lay?

venymae

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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.
 

cavemanrich

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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.
 

venymae

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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. 
Mine look like red sex links. Def not rir
 

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