Will a 2 year chicken lay well??????????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jadude, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    I am going to get a 2 yr old chicken it is rir leghorn cross will it lay well and how much
  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2007
    I was given two 2 year old Warren hens. One laid 16 eggs in the first 16 days that I had her and then had one day off before starting again. She laid all through the winter too. The other was not quite so good. She stopped laying for about 2 months during the winter. I think it depends on the breed.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It will depend on the breed, the individual bird, the conditions it grew up in, and the conditions she will be/is being kept. I bet she'll be fine.
  4. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    I took in half a dozen "older" hens ranging from 2-3 years and I am happy with their laying habits. I get two or three eggs a day and I am happy with that.

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