If your hens are almost 2 years?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nikischicks, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. nikischicks

    nikischicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    NE/Mid Ohio
    How many eggs are you still getting from them average?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My two year old girls lay approx. 4/5 eggs per week, even in their third years the girls are laying good (well good for me). My older girls are: EE, Large fowl Cochin, bantam cochin, all in their third year.

    Ok, my bantam cochin is not a GREAT layer. She lays for approx. 2 weeks and then goes broody but she is a FANTASTIC mother.
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    my 2 tear RIR gives me an egg a day unless she is molting
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My LF brahmas are 2 1/2 years old. They are just finishing up a molt and haven't resumed laying yet.

    However, during their second laying season they laid better than they did their first year. I averaged 4 eggs a week from each hen their first year, 5 to 6 eggs a week their second.
  5. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    My sex links produced a considerable amount less towards the end of their second year, and finally stopped producing altogether. Funny thing is they still sit in the nest at some point in the day, as if they are still going to lay. Silly little dinosaurs..[​IMG]
  6. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Mine are RIR's and they are 2 1/2 years old. I have given up on them as egg layers. Out of 12 birds I am happy to see one egg.... I know people on here swear their chickens lay well for years- but that surely was not my experience... Luckily I ended up getting chicks this summer- or I would have had to buy those awful things they call "eggs" in the grocery store! Just butchered my first old girl, yesterday. I thanked her for all the beautiful eggs she laid and I'll thank her again, when I eat her.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    My hatchery-stock girls are a few months shy of 2 years old, and they're laying at the same rate they did in the beginning. But, honestly, I'm expecting my non-hatchery girls to last a lot longer.

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