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How long do chickens lay eggs for?

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There is no specified time when chickens stop laying eggs. Female chickens, or hens, lay eggs for the majority of their lives, from about six months of age onward.

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Hens can lay eggs throughout their entire lives, though reproduction slows down and may stop as they age. A mature chicken may lay an egg every day or may lay an egg once every couple of days. Before a hen fully matures, she may lay smaller eggs that have a small amount of blood on the shell. Hens can lay eggs without a rooster present. If a rooster is present, he may fertilize the eggs that turn into chicks if allowed to incubate.

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