One of the most obvious benefits of raising backyard chickens is the eggs you get. But how does the laying cycle work? And how many eggs will a chicken lay in her lifetime? Learn answers to these and other questions from Nutrena poultry expert Twain Lockhart in this video!
- Chickens will start laying at around 20 – 24 weeks of age, depending on the breed
- Most hens will lay their best in the first three seasons of life
- Most standard laying breeds will lay around 250 – 300 eggs per year
- Providing artificial light enables you to get eggs from hens year-round
- Stress and dehydration can cause hens to stop laying