How long will they lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken support, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Chicken support

    Chicken support Out Of The Brooder

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    How long will chickens lay eggs for?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    depends on the breed and how well they've been taken care of-I just read on a thread that someone has one that's 15 trs old and still lays every so often!
     
  3. Chicken support

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    Wow...I believe they are shaver reds or rir one of the 2
     
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  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    They lay well through their 3rd or 4th year and then egg production starts to drop off alot but they will still lay for many more years. Eggs just become rare after a few more years.
     
  5. Chicken support

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    OK, they are giving me an egg a day , I was just wondering when I needed to start raising some new ones,[​IMG]
     

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