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what age does the hen stop laying

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlered, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. littlered

    littlered In the Brooder

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    around what age does a hen stop laying eggs
     

  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

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    I am not talking from experience, just a lot of reading. Hens lay the most eggs the first year, have a good second year and can have a decent third year and then they really drop off from there.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A hen can lay as long as she is alive. The production drops off each year. If you are talking egg production only, the first two years are best. Hens for breeding stock remain viable far longer.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

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