The Effects of Sunflower Seeds on Laying Hens?

Answer Tall, yellow flowers waving gently in the breeze, sunflowers, besides their beauty, produce seeds eaten by humans, wildlife and livestock. Poultry, including laying hens, scarf down sunflower seeds... Read More »

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Health Effects of Sunflower Seeds?

You can buy sunflower seeds in grocery stores and health food stores alike; however, it is the raw, unsalted sunflower kernels that provide the most health benefits. Sunflower seeds can also have a... Read More »

Why do hens roost without laying?

Chickens do not sleep in their nests, laying boxes, or on the floor of their pens. Instead, they sleep on elevated perches, or roosts, to avoid predators, even if they are safe in a chicken house.R... Read More »

How old are hens before they start laying?

According to Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, chickens begin laying somewhere between 16 and 22 weeks. You will need to increase the intensity and decrease amount of light to about 15 to 16 hours... Read More »

When do hens stop laying?

Hens are considered “productive layers” for two to three years. After that, egg production starts to slow down. However, even a 10-year-old hen can lay eggs and may produce 20 percent of the nu... Read More »