Taking on older gals

Otown Yolkster

Hatching
9 Years
Feb 25, 2010
6
0
7
Oakland
Someone is willing to give me a couple of 4 1/2 year old birds. They're beauties -- a Barred Rock and an Ameraucana -- and have led happy, pampered lives. They haven't laid much over the winter. As far as eggs go, think I'll get 4-5 a week out of these gals or would I just be taking on more mouths to feed?
 

Junkmanme

Songster
12 Years
Mar 11, 2007
2,202
12
201
Near Gallup, New Mexico
Only guessing....but because of their age, I would expect about 1/2 of the eggs that you are thinking.

But.... I dunno. It's kind of an "individual thing", I suppose.

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-Junkmanme-
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P.S. Messin' with "older gals" can be "educational"........Ha-Ha.
 

fancbrd4me02

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2009
1,547
17
221
San Diego, California
Does the owner know how much they are laying? At the age they are at, how much they lay starts to depend on individual bird...Maybe 2 or 3 a week if they are good layers. I have had some lay up to 5 a week at that age, but i think thats exceptional.
 

Dixiedoodle

Songster
12 Years
Apr 14, 2007
2,147
12
211
If you like the birds, enjoy them, feed and care for them..and can get a few eggs a week--I'd say go for it!

But then again, I have ten dogs that are all over 12years old, haven't gotten the first egg but wouldn't trade them for anything
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