When do hen's start laying at 'top production' in the Spring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by janelle18, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    I am hoping someone who has been in the game for a while will be able to help me out here! I am wondering when hens typically start laying at full production? I have had lights on all winter, so have been getting a good amount of eggs from all my hens, but when is the peak laying time? I am starting to sell eggs for hatching and chicks and I want to know when the best time to start this is!

    Thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Every flock is different, but mine do a natural winter rest. I replace layers at the 2 and 3 year old mark so with a mix of 1-3 year old active layers, "peak" for me starts mid march, with a second "peak" when the replacement layers start laying in september.

    My low is always nov-feb, as only first year layers lay during winter.
     

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