Why are my laying hens hiding eggs?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

At what age do hens start laying eggs?

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 »

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 »

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 »