At what age do hens start laying eggs?

Answer Hens start laying eggs between 18 to 20 weeks of age. The age at which they produce the most eggs is between 35 and 45 weeks of age. Egg production declines when the hens become 2 or 3 years old.So... Read More »

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Why are my laying hens hiding eggs?

The domestic chicken originated from wild jungle fowl in Southeast Asia. There they were subjected to predators. Their nesting behavior is related to these wild roots and hens will frequently hide ... Read More »

Why would hens stop laying eggs?

There are several reasons a hen will stop laying eggs. From environmental to health-related, most of those reasons can be figured out with a little attention to your flock. Fix the problem, and you... Read More »

How to Stop Laying Hens From Breaking Their Eggs?

It is not at all uncommon for layer hens to peck and eat their own eggs. Hens tend to do this in response to nutritional or space deficiencies, and if these are issues for your hens, you should cor... Read More »

When will my hens start laying?

Hens begin laying eggs between the ages of 4 and 6 months, depending on the breed. Hens average about one egg every 25 hours, so might lay eggs every day for three or four days, then have a day wit... Read More »