How long?

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

  1. Candyhl

    Candyhl Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2012
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    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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