How long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Candyhl, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Candyhl

    Candyhl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just wondering, how long, on average do hens lay eggs in they're lifetime? Assuming they live a full life.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I looked around on the web, briefly, for a good answer to this. There is so much variation between breeds and even individual chickens. Most chickens probably don't live long past 10 years, and those may lay at least a few eggs a year all their life. But chickens can live about 20 years, and are not likely to lay that long.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read chickens have a finite of eggs in their body so I would say when they run out there done. There most productive their first year of laying & it goes down hill from there.
     

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