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Egg laying at 9 years of age
My Dark Brahma hen, Mrs Grey, has laid an egg today....aged about nine and a half. She has been sitting daily in a jasmine plant by the wall....always a noisy hen....so I've known she was there. Today she lays an egg.
I guess she has laid about 100 eggs in her lifetime.....always fat, always broody. Compare this with production hens.....Mrs G probably is how hens were meant to be.....not everyone's cup of tea, but the ideal incubator.