How old are your chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Leah567, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old are every ones chickens? I have 4 that are 9 months, and 6 that are 2 months.
     
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    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 That are 2 years old, 4 that are one year old, 4 that are 8 months, and 6 that are 5 weeks old
     
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do your 2 year olds still lay eggs?
     
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    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep! They've slowed just a tiny, tiny bit, but they are still laying regularly. Hens can lay reliably for up to 5 years, after that they generally still lay, but they slow down quite a bit
     
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    Wow! I thought they stopped after 3 years.
     
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    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, it starts to slow at 3 but from what I've read, it's around 5 that it really slows down
     
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    Our relatives chickens Stopped laying for a long time at 1 year.
     
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    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some chickens take a long time to molt, stress also really messes with their laying
     
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    Yeah, I assume that's what it was.
     
  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's really crazy how many people in here don't know that chickens molt, or that chicks lose their feathers before growing adult feathers
     

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