Hi all. I'm about to thin the flock and put some of the older girls either in the freezer or into new homes. I have 20 birds that are of laying age right now and 14 that are almost at point of lay. Of the 20, their age breakdown is: 3 at 8 months - started laying in September +/- 10 @ just shy of 2 years - 2 full seasons of laying +-7 @ 3.5 years - 3 full seasons of laying I think the older girls are gone. They seem to have quit laying. Some of the mid-range birds are either molting or have slowed/stopped laying because of short days, so I'm not entirely sure that production is gone from them, but I think it is dropping. The 3 that are at 8 months are staying for sure. Inherited them after a neighbor passed a couple of months ago. Of the 17 that could possibly go, would you keep any of them, or are they all "past their prime" for laying? TIA.