How many years do golden comets lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Smartie_Pants, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    A man near me has some hens for sale. They have been laying for 1 full year now. They are 5 dollars and I think thats a great deal. So if I get them, how many years can I expect eggs from them?
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does sound like a good deal! I paid almost that much for chicks and then paid quite a bit more to raise them up to the point of laying.

    I've heard that production birds like Golden Comets lay really well for 2-3 years and then taper off.
     
  3. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know for sure how long they lay- I had one a while back and she was terrific, but died from something else at about 4- still laying strong. I now have round two of golden comets, but they are only about 7 months old. I would guess that with good care they would lay for much longer than 2-3 years. I think they would be more likely to taper off in a situation with hundreds of chickens just for egg production than in a small backyard situation. Just my opinion though-

    Andrea
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yea defiantly 2-3 more years. Mine are just turning a year now and they still got one more year to go. 3 is a little old for me.
     

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