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

    Jul 22, 2011
    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.
  2. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    I'm also interested to know of a few breeds that would fit this bill!
  3. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    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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