How old are chickens when they stop laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AccioSarah, May 18, 2010.

  1. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    I have chicks who are no where near laying eggs yet... but I was just curious when most chickens stop laying eggs.
    Also- how long do chickens live?
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Most will live 3-5 years, but that is an average based on illnesses, injuries, stupid chicken tricks, and predation. Many folks have chickens that are 10+ years old.

    Most hens will lay regularly up to 5 years, but slow down significantly after 2 years.

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