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Hello all! I just joined last night, and I was wondering if anyone could answer a couple questions for me. I just got a small flock of chicks, and the coop is almost done. The chicks are one Easter egger, one Golden Campine, one Salmon Faverolle, one Red Sex Link, one Black Sex Link, one Barred Rock, and a Silver Laced Wayandotte. The first three are three weeks old today, the sex linked ones are two and a half weeks, and the last two are about five days old. I believe they should start laying around late July to early September, and I was wondering how many eggs I could expect per week from them next year after their first molt when they hit their first real laying season. I was also wondering how the eggs will compare size-wize to store bought eggs(pictures would be great). Thank you!

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! What a lovely mix of breeds you have there big_smile.png As for how many eggs you get and what size will really depend on your hens. Your sex links should be the most prolific layers as that's what they are bred for. Please do check out the breed section as I'm sure members will have written about egg laying from those breeds. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicks and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from YCoop so I'll just say a big hello :frow

 

All the best

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:welcome

 

This chart was very helpful to me in learning about egg laying for various breeds (as well as general breed traits):

http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

 

Have fun with your flock!

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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