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How long will they lay??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Lil, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Okay, I'm a newbie so this might seem like a dumb question, but....

    I have two Lehorn hens that have each laid an egg a day for ten weeks now. Seems like a lot, not that I'm complaining [​IMG] , but how long do they usually lay for? Is this steak of laying every day common when they first start?

    I was amazed because everything I read made me think they would start with a few here and there and only get to about five a week. Instead the started withen three days of each other and not once have they missed a day. Do you think this could last awhile?


  2. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    The "five a week" is an average including when they stop laying to molt, and/or when there is not much daylight in the winter time.

    Save some eggs from the summer for the fall. Fresh eggs can keep up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

    Over a chicken's lifetime, the production will go down.
  3. wolfie

    wolfie Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    Fort Worth
    My leghorns usually lay like crazy for 2 years then after that they slow down I didn't have the guts to cull so I kept them I get eggs once in awhile but I incubate those. [​IMG] By the way mines started to lay around 4 months old which for me was a big plus. [​IMG]

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