Question on BA Laying Hens

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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I'm hoping this is in the right section of the forum...

I'm raising 4 BA chicks and would like to know how long does this breed lay eggs? I've heard that 'production breeds' don't last all that long, but not having had BA's before I'm curious. Will they lay longer than 2 years?
 

azelgin

Songster
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Jan 18, 2008
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I'm on my 2nd year with a batch of ten. They lay great, when they're not broody! I didn't think they were considered one of the breeds most likely to brood, but I'm running 60% broody this spring.
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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Central Oregon
I'm on my 2nd year with a batch of ten. They lay great, when they're not broody! I didn't think they were considered one of the breeds most likely to brood, but I'm running 60% broody this spring.
I almost wish now that I had a roo to go with my 4 girls! Like you, I didn't think they were considered to be broody types...good to know!
 

azelgin

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
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S.E. AZ
I almost wish now that I had a roo to go with my 4 girls! Like you, I didn't think they were considered to be broody types...good to know!
I didn't get a rooster for that reason, either I now have some CooKoo Manans/EE/BAustrolorp mutts. The roosters in my flock are either Marans, or an EE/Buff Orpington cross.
 

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