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

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    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~

    Jul 11, 2008
    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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