How old are chickens when they stop laying?

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

  1. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!

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    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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