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Years of Lay-Can someone explain please?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GAchickennewbie, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. GAchickennewbie

    GAchickennewbie Songster

    Apr 2, 2014
    Northeast GA
    I read a lot trying to expand my knowledge in regards to chickens and I come across a lot of articles mentioning years of lay.

    Is a year of lay when a chicken is one year old? Or does it start when the pullet lays her first pullet egg and the year of lay ends 12 months later?

    This really confuses me.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Bigwig

    Bigwig Songster

    Jan 8, 2015
    In most cases a year of lay means 12 months after the first egg.
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  3. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chirping

    Feb 8, 2015
    Basically a hen does not have a limited start from the first egg to the first whole year.They have a break inbetween the year,the Egg Cycle.It prepares them for better laying ETC.They will stop for months once the egg cycle hits.

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