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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 -
Chickens lay varying numbers of eggs depending on breed and age. Rhode Island Red hybrid hens usually lay 300 + eggs in their first year of life. Other hybrid hens lay between 240 and 300 eggs in their first year. Hens will lay less in their second and third years as the first year is always the most productive, although the eggs will be larger than in the first year.
Pure breed hens will lay fewer eggs than hybrid hens that have been specifically bred for laying.