By Orion Valentin
Laying chickens begin to lay eggs at 15 to 16 weeks of age; they will lay eggs practically every day for the next year. There isn’t any additional meat on them, they basically lay eggs up until they die, one day they just perish. All their vitality is committed to laying eggs.
With little or no concern about the birds muscle quality, the eggs they lay are of lower quality then “laying eggs” because they have more tissue on their bodies. The meat birds that you buy in the stores have been exterminated at 5 to 7 weeks or younger.