HOW OLD IS YOUR OLDEST CHICKEN AND HOW MANY EGGS DO YOU STILL GET

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazy huhn, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest is only about 2 years old and of course still laying very well. They will stay with me forever, no matter what, but out of curiosity: how old is your oldest chicken and do you still get any eggs?
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    My very 1st Banty Hen is 4 going on 5 years old and i get an egg from her everyday still [​IMG]

    but she goes broody a lot so i just let her hatch her own eggs out when ever she goes broody
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Ny oldest is only about 2 years old, but she has only ever laaid an egg every other day. She stops after 6 or 7, then goes broody. She is also a bantam...Blue Splash Dutch.
     
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    My oldest is only 17 months, but I am interested in the responses.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 hens that are 8yrs.
    They still lay pretty well [​IMG]
     
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Tilly: Can you quantify the "pretty well"? How many eggs a week?
     
  7. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry not at the moment they share with some younger hens but have different coloured eggs to them. To be honest ive never bothered to count just noticed the colour.
    WIll keep an eye on them and see if you like.
    They are just pets (I dont eat eggs lol)
     
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I just started keeping chickens and I was surprised to hear that they had birds for 8+ years!!!! I never knew chickens lived that long, so now I'm curious how the egg production cycle goes with age....just curious I guess to hear others experiences....

    oh yeah, and [​IMG]
     
  9. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have just started laying, so I'm glad to know they could go longer than 1-2 years.
    This a good post.[​IMG]
     
  10. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I have two "retired" girls who I got from some one who was going to make them stew. They are about 2 1/2 one of them lays an egg almost every day, the other ones probly every 2 1/2-3 days
     

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