What age do they stop laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tricia's Triple Z, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z Out Of The Brooder

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    Around what age have you noticed the egg laying to stop/slow down? My big girls are going on their third summer. [​IMG]
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It slows down after about 1.5-2 years

    Stops or is extremely rare at 8-10 years
     
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  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    3 to 4 years old the production will start to really decline.
     
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  4. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
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    I have three 6 year old hens who aren't laying anymore. But boy, they sure can eat!!
     
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 6 year old hens that still lay. Not daily, but they lay. Later in the year I'll be doing some isolating of hens to see who lays how much.
     
  6. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband TRIED to give me the "talk" about when they aren't holding their own. I laughed... when you see me and run as fast as you can to get to me, then maybe we'll talk about it, until then you know my answer!
     
  7. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big boys replace there hens every year, but most backyard chickens can justify there feed costs for three years, then you should consider new chicks.
     

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