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When chickens begin to lay eggs?
Most hens start laying eggs at about six months old and will lay with the greatest frequency for that first year-giving you about four to seven eggs each week, though it may vary with the seasons. The number of eggs she will produce will reduce by about ten percent each subsequent year, and most backyard hens can live from eight to ten years. Many chickens with years of egg-laying ahead of them are brought to shelters and farm sanctuaries, and while they may not produce eggs at the rate of younger hens, they may be a perfect match for families who want to raise humanely treated chickens and save an adult chicken from slaughter.