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I say let them live their lives out.
Austin, Roseville, CA
Posted: 2/3/2012 9:43:45 AM
Enjoy them into treir "old" age.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 1/21/2012 2:05:28 PM
It does present a problem of sorts. I choose to get new hens every fall. I take my girls out to a farm and pick up new ones that are just coming into laying age....problem solved....but, every so often, I do fall in love with a hen that is really sweet and likes to be held, so sometimes she stays a bit longer. Your hens should still lay pretty well come spring, but not like they have the past years. I had one old girl that was 8 yrs. old and still layed once or twice a month, but she was an amazing mother hen. She would raise a new clutch of chicks for me every year from the time she was about 3. So, keep the ones you can't part with, they may raise your next flock for you.
Sheri, Roeland Park, KS
Posted: 1/18/2012 4:24:33 PM
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