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What age do barred rocks stop laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckers&quackers, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering what age barred rocks stop laying eggs? I know that chickens slow down as they age, but wondering the average age of "retirement?

    Thanks:D
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
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    I've heard of folks with birds over the age of 5 that will still lay at least one egg a week, and some older than that that will kick one out on occasion. I would imagine it would vary with each individual bird.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I don't know about the Barred Rocks, but I had a 13 year old Buff Orpington hen and she was still laying eggs ...[​IMG]
     
  4. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks:D

    I am getting some that are going on 2 years old that are coming with some that are under a year old, I was just wondering if I should expect any eggs out of them this summer. They are free so I am not out anything other than feed if they don't lay, but at the same time with all the bugs they will eat out of my yard, it will balance out!![​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Oh yes, I bet you'll be getting some eggs out of them this summer. [​IMG]
     
  6. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so glad to hear that!! because the lady said there are 15 + or - of them, plus some younger birds:D
     
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I don't know about the Barred Rocks, but I had a 13 year old Buff Orpington hen and she was still laying eggs ...[​IMG]

    That is impressive! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    gonzo&hispeeps :

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I don't know about the Barred Rocks, but I had a 13 year old Buff Orpington hen and she was still laying eggs ...[​IMG]

    That is impressive! [​IMG]

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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