How Many Years of Eggs From A Hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newbie32, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many years have you had eggs from a hatchery chicken?

    Someone made a comment that hatchery birds only lay for a few years. Well that's not good because ALL of my chickens are from hatcheries and I cant afford to replace them. Plus heritage breeders are PRICEY for my budget! Answers are for 3 eggs or more per week, minus the broody hens of course[​IMG]

    Please include the breed if you comment.
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've only had hatchery chickens for about 3 years, but my original hens are still laying strong. I have heard the same thing, though, so I guess we'll just have to see.
     
  3. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they are still laying good at 3 years then hopefully they can continue to lay till 4 years!!! I personally think 4 years is a good investment. Of course 6+ would be nice! Which hatchery did you use and what breeds do you have? Mine came from Meyers and are Buff Orpingtons.
     
  4. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    33 views and only 3 votes! Come on people I know at least half of you have hatchery chickens. Scroll up up up and vote please!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine came from McMurray Hatchery in Iowa. Their breeds are: Columbian Wyandotte, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, and Easter Egger.
     
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    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't see where you polled in at. How many eggs do you get from them? How old are they?
     
  7. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so I did some investigating and as far as I could see the hatchery hens lay just as many as the special breeder hens. 2 people polled in at 3-4 yrs and that seems like most chickens anyways.
     

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