Laying with Age

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Game Bird Guy, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi.
    I am looking into getting a flock of production laying hens, Red Rocks. I know birds slow down with age, but what can I expect in terms of production some older girls? I just don't want to have to replace the ladies every year if they give me 3 eggs a week. If they slow down alot, what are some breeds that will lay about 3 eggs a week for about 5 years? I have chickens now, but they are only 15 months and are molting, so I don't know what they will be like when they are fully feathered again. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
    Kramer
     
  2. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also interested to know of a few breeds that would fit this bill!
     
  3. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my experience is isa browns and the norm new hampshire cross production breed my isa brown layed for 3 weeks straight at the age of 2ish and is currently broody qand the new hampshire cross lays big eggs very day but take s a 2 day holiday evry 2 weeks or so
     

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