I realize that I have 3 or 4 more months until I can get the chicks, but I am getting really excited! I know NOTHING about raising chickens. So…I used eHow.com to ask a lot of questions and I have a couple of books coming from the library to help teach me how to raise chickens!
There were a few bits of information that I was surprised to learn. Chickens start producing eggs by the age of 6 months old. Did you know, on average, a chicken will produce 300 eggs a year? That is almost 1 a day! Also, I read that their “peak age” of laying eggs is 18 months. In general, they lay eggs until the age of 3 or 4 and then their production goes down. So, depending on how this all goes, we may be getting new chicks every other year!