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How Long Do Hens Lay Eggs

How Long Do Hens Lay Eggs

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It is a question that we often receive and while it would be practical to provide a quick answer, we really cannot give an exact answer. What we do have certainty is that the egg-laying time will depend to a great extent on the breed of the hen and even on external factors such as care, feeding, and weather conditions. So how long do chickens lay eggs? Hybrid hens have undergone many genetic selection studies that have resulted in birds laying outstanding amounts of eggs during the first 18 months to 2 years, however, production drops dramatically after that time. On the other hand, hens of heritage breeds have been around for a long period of time and can be considered a base breed for the egg production industry. Heritage breeds are not always dual-purpose, but many are, for exampl...