Laying Rates

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylverfly, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is 12-14 eggs a day a good laying rate for 18 three year old hens. Just wondering how the gals are holding up for their age. They are in no danger of being soup chickens since they are also pets and will live out there natural lives with me. Just curious what others get a day from their older hens, thanks.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have hens that are that old yet, but I do think that is an excellent lay rate.
     
  3. PegramPoultryProprietor

    PegramPoultryProprietor Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here; I have a young flock, but I would and will be happy if that is my average when my hens are that age. I hear they lay larger eggs as they age as well?
     

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