when do they stop laying???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickens971, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. chickens971

    chickens971 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 2, 2012
    how old are hens when they stop laying?
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    Stopping all together or stopping due to moulting? I have a bantam cochin that is 8 years old and still lays and i know a fella who has a 10 year old hen that lays 12 eggs or so then goes broody. Most hens will lay the best in the first year or 2 it depends alot on the breed.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012

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