Will she lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fierlin1182, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    One of my hens' third birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. She stopped laying about a year ago and occasionally still squeezes one out. Is it worth keeping her, do you think?
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What sort of hen is she? It sounds as though she is at the end of her egg-laying days.

    If she is a brown egg laying type, she almost certainly is (though I have a 5.5 year old Warren that lays most days.....but she's a clucking miracle!).
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    It depends if you don't mind having a egg every once in a while. She will only get slower (laying) as she ages. [​IMG]
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I have no idea what breed she is! We got them all from a feed store, they look like mutts to me. She's been laying at an egg-a-day rate for two years though.
     
  5. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture for us?
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This is a management decision. Some hens never lay well and are culled earlier on. Some begin to slack toward the end of year 2 and are culled.
    Some folks here at BYC feed their pets until a natural death. This is pretty much the dividing line between livestock, valued mind you, but livestock and pets. You'll have to make the decision as to that demarcation.
     

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