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#77914 - 07/02/08 06:00 AM Will a Hen Continue to Lay Until She Can Sit?
Dutch Baby Offline

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 43
Loc: Georgia
I have a hen that has just started to lay. We have never taken the eggs to eat; rather we just let them hatch before. We have decided to eat her eggs. If I keep taking them, will she keep laying?

#77915 - 07/02/08 07:34 AM Re: Will a Hen Continue to Lay Until She Can Sit?
Kris Offline

Registered: 06/13/08
Posts: 33
Loc: Nebraska
Yes, if you keep taking the eggs then she should continue laying.

The main things that could make her not lay eggs are broodiness, too little daylight, moulting, poor health, or old age.

We take our hens eggs for eating, and they lay constantly, except for when a hen wants to brood, and slowing down on the egg-laying for winter.


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