what age do you stop breeding a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gamechickens, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 6, 2010
    I am buying a very nice hen that is 3 for reproductive egg purposes not eating. what age do they stop producing. is three to old to be buying. should i buy a younger chicken? she is not cheap because she is a multiblue ribbon winner.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I have heard after two years they start to slow down .. but i know others who have five or six year olds that still lay reguraly.. I would guesstimate maybe one good year of egg laying ...
     

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