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Gail Damerow Discusses A Hen's Laying Cycle

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“After each annual molt, a hen lays fewer eggs than the previous year. By the age of 4, her production rate typically drops to about 60 percent compared to her first year. A healthy hen may lay throughout her lifespan of 10 to 12 years, although by that age she’ll likely lay only about 10 percent the number of eggs laid during her first year.”

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