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My BOs and BRs have just about stopped laying - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by forrestacres, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. forrestacres

    forrestacres Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Squam Lakes - NH
    I have 5 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Barred Rock hens that will be 2 yrs old this coming Mother's Day. We get 1 or 2 eggs a day, sometimes no eggs, and then there will be 6 eggs. Are my ladies getting to the end of their egg laying days?

    Thanks for any insight.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    A three year old hen lays less than a one year old. With winter coming to an end, if their health is good they should be picking up laying. The breeds you have should still lay. But remember a three year old is not a pullet. And yes with every day the end comes nearer to all things.

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