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Whats old hen who does not lay called?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gabbyscritters, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a old hen who has stopped laying called?

    My daughter thinks there is a actuall name for it but she can't remember it.
    Thanks
     
  2. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    soup [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Lucky to still be around. I have had some and one right now. Didn't know there was a term for them.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sometimes called "spent" or a spent hen.
     
  5. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought old hens meat was too stringy?

    I know for many that rely on the eggs & such, culling is the option. But for me, they're my pets & I will keep them whether they lay or not. I don't mind the feed bill. At least they have or are laying eggs, which is more than my dogs & cat can do (whose food is more expensive than chicken feed)...LOL
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Spent is correct...................... I prefer the term worthless LOL.
     
  7. She is called my pet and pampered for the rest of her life because she has lain me many an egg over 2 years to pay for her feed for the next 4 or 5!!!! [​IMG]

    yea, ok your soup, your luck, your what ever.... my pet. I know, I am a moron. just a chicken loving hen fluffin, fluffy buttin moron who just wont give up her girls. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AGREE! [​IMG]
     
  9. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew you guys would have fun with this one.
    It is "spent", as soon as I read it I remembered it. I know my daughter will too. She wanted to add it to her showmanship study notecards.
    Thanks
     
  10. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

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    I have 4 year old buff rock that has not laid an egg in over a year she will live happily in the coop till her natural death she is my friend.
     

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