What age is peak egg production?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carolina Chicken Man, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Songster

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    I have seen a lot of posts on here regarding when hens start laying? And, I know that they are born with a finite number of eggs, and their production decreases when they are older.

    But, is there an age when there production reaches a peak?

    I have 9 buff orpington hens that started laying at the end of August pretty darn close to 5 months old. We are now getting 30-36 eggs per week, around 4 per hen per week.

    Will they lay more eggs next spring when they are 1 year old? Or, will they back off to 3 eggs per week.

    Don't get me wrong, I certianly don't need any more eggs, I'm just curious as to how that works.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    From what I understand they lay best there "first season" laying.... I would think the first year would be the best !!!
     

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