Egg Production

Hens will be at peak production at about 30 weeks of age.

Why are my hens laying less eggs?

  • Year 1 of egg production, hens lay the most eggs.
  • Year 2, egg production begins to drop off.
  • Year 6 or 7, egg production usually ends.

Factors that can affect laying rate: breed, daylight, housing, weather, season, stress, illness, parasites, hydration, nutrition