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How did this ultra-rare 400-year-old German breed get their name?

Turns out, the unusual name comes from the hen’s ability to lay an incredible amount of eggs. It has been rumored that the Gold Deathlayer hen will lay just about an egg a day until she dies. This is remarkable considering, in most chicken breeds, a good laying hen will lay eggs consistently for about 3 to 4 years. After that, she will lay fewer and fewer eggs each year until they stop laying entirely. 

The average lifespan of a chicken is about 7-10 years, and Deathlayers will provide eggs consistently well into her ripe old age. Plentiful and long-producing, they lay white medium to large size eggs. Please keep in mind that the Gold Deathlayer does not do well in confined spaces. They tend to be somewhat of a nervous breed. They are less domesticated and, therefore, need more interaction at a young age to become socialized with humans.

Gold Deathlayer

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