When is a chicken old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dons916, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Dons916

    Dons916 Hatching

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    We have 10 road island reds. They were given to us last year and we and who we got them from come up with is they are about 2 yr. old.
    My question is. When is a chicken old and when do you starting replacing them. We sure enjoy them are learning.Also have one that eats eggs doesn't mater who's it is. I got her market so I now when she is in the house.
    Thanks Don
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:They start slowing down their egg laying about 2 1/2-3 years old. So some people replace then. Other people keep them longer and some keep them till they die naturally. They can rarely live to about 15-20 years old.
    Does this help?

    Imp
     
  3. Dons916

    Dons916 Hatching

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    It does help thanks. We were just wondering.Is it true that Road Island Red are pron to eating eggs more then other breeds.When I start replacing I would like to get good ones
     
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  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I have never heard that RIR's are more prone to egg eating, but ???

    Imp
     

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