ISA--to what age are they productive?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by briteday, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I just started raising up some ISA's from Townline this Spring. In your experience, how many years can I expect to get from them for good egglaying? Previously we had RIR's (productions I'm sure) from Privett and they petered out after about 18 months to just a few eggs each per week. Just wondering how the ISA's will stack up...1st year, 2nd year, ...

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Chickens can lay well for quite a few years. I have chickens that are 3 years old, that rarely miss a day right now. You might want to read up on some of the things that effect egg laying, like moulting and the shorter day length of winter. Broodiness also effects laying, but that shouldn't be a problem with the hybrids you have now. All these things are only temporary issues and can be managed to lessen the impact they have on laying.

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