Questions about hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kbreak, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    At about what age does a chicken stop laying?
    Does their laying start slowing down before they stop laying all together?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This is a broad question. This is also dependent on soooooo many factors, from diet to breeding.

    The typical hatchery production strains will often slow down big time their third year. After two or three years, some strains basically quit. Other, more heritage, or slow developing breeds can lay well, as per the laying capability of the breed, into their 5th, 6th and 7th years. There are reports of the occasional, rare bird laying almost a decade.
  3. julianblight101

    julianblight101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2012
    Quote:Same question here. some answer must be appreciated.

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