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A spent hen is a term used for a hen who is past her prime egg laying years. Most chickens start to lay eggs at about four to six months old. They peak at about eighteen to twenty months of age and although they will continue to lay eggs up to about three years old they may not lay daily. Spent hens are often fattened up with a diet of corn for a few weeks and then used for meat

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Alternate Name for an old chicken?

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What should you do once layer chicken have stopped laying eggs?

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