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Egg Production Chart per Breed ?

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Is there an online resource that lists approximate annual egg production per breed for Standards (under ideal conditions, of course)?

I'm aware of Henderson's Handy-Dandy Chicken Chart, but it's still fairly vague when it comes to quantifying average annual egg production per breed.

Thanks in advance for your help!



John

John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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post #2 of 11

http://members.cox.net/robertjloy/top%20ten%20egg%20layers.html

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #3 of 11

From October through the first of January I kept a daily record of each hen and the eggs she laid.  My wife was amazed that I could look at an egg and tell her which bird laid it when there are 23 layers out there.

Best layers in my flock? in order of most eggs

Black Sex link  (Missed two days in three months)
Barred Rock
Cinnamon Queen
Leghorns (I have a PW, CW and LB)... they all lay the same
EEs
W/BW Ameraucanas
B/B/S Ameraucanas
Buff Orpington

and bringing up the rear are

Partridge Cochin,
Salmon Faverolle,
Polish
And last was my
GC Marans, but lately she's been laying more

If you are in it for the eggs

BLACK SEX LINKS, Barred Rocks, Cinnamon Queens and Leghorns.

Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 


Opa,

Awesome.   Exactly what I was after.   



EDIT:    I spoke too soon. . . . it's missing half the breeds I'm after:   Orpington (Blue), Light Sussex, Chantecler (Buff) and Brahma (Buff)

This must be a European chart. . . .




John


Edited by Diavolicchio - 1/16/10 at 4:28pm
John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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post #5 of 11

Check out this thread too. It has the sizes and when the first egg is laid... not how many you get but still one of my favorite threads

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=231744&p=1

Wonderful DH, 1 blue heeler, 5 horses, mixed flock of egg layers, BCM, Bourbon red turkeys, mixed flock of cayuga and runner ducks
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Wonderful DH, 1 blue heeler, 5 horses, mixed flock of egg layers, BCM, Bourbon red turkeys, mixed flock of cayuga and runner ducks
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mahonri 

From October through the first of January I kept a daily record of each hen and the eggs she laid.  My wife was amazed that I could look at an egg and tell her which bird laid it when there are 23 layers out there.

Best layers in my flock? in order of most eggs

Black Sex link  (Missed two days in three months)
Barred Rock
.
.
.


Mahonri, have you (or anyone) had any experience with Delawares? I'm thinking of adding them to my flock this year.

Marty

Come Join The Delaware Chickens Club at http://www.TheDelawareClub.com
Check out my Egg Facts Page
and my detailed plans (with drawings!) for a 4x4x8 coop!
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Come Join The Delaware Chickens Club at http://www.TheDelawareClub.com
Check out my Egg Facts Page
and my detailed plans (with drawings!) for a 4x4x8 coop!
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post #7 of 11

Maybe you already know about this, but on Henderson's Handy-Dandy Chicken Chart, the left column has a series of links.  For any chicken that has "PP" in this column, that will link you to "Poultry Pages".  Scroll down to the bottom of the poultry page, and it lists the number of eggs per year expected for that bird.
I do not even have chickens yet, but I have already become obsessed.  I plan to get Buff and Dark Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, California White, Barred Rock, Buff Rock, Ameraucana, and Welsummer (along with some Dark Cornish for meat).  I am more after an assortment of colors in the eggs, as opposed to the heaviest production.  Where do you plan to get your chickens?  We also live in Maine, and I wish there were a local source.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckabucka 

Maybe you already know about this, but on Henderson's Handy-Dandy Chicken Chart, the left column has a series of links.  For any chicken that has "PP" in this column, that will link you to "Poultry Pages".  Scroll down to the bottom of the poultry page, and it lists the number of eggs per year expected for that bird.


I checked those links out awhile back and they only listed egg numbers for 3 of the 7 breeds on my list.     Some of the numbers seemed quite conservative too, relative to what I was reading elsewhere.   As an example, they list the Sussex (I'll have Light Sussex) at an average per year of 180 eggs.    The breeder himself gets about 280 a year per hen.   

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckabucka 

I do not even have chickens yet, but I have already become obsessed.  I plan to get Buff and Dark Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, California White, Barred Rock, Buff Rock, Ameraucana, and Welsummer (along with some Dark Cornish for meat).  I am more after an assortment of colors in the eggs, as opposed to the heaviest production.  Where do you plan to get your chickens?  We also live in Maine, and I wish there were a local source.


Sounds like you and I are on the same page about this stuff.    I'll be getting mine from three different breeders (no hatcheries).   They're located in Tennessee, Michigan and South Dakota.    Clearly, I won't be getting anything local.  smile


Where in Maine are you?


John


Edited by Diavolicchio - 1/18/10 at 4:38pm
John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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post #9 of 11

We're in Fairfield.  Are you having birds shipped from all these different breeders?  How many are you getting?

post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by buckabucka 

We're in Fairfield.  Are you having birds shipped from all these different breeders?  How many are you getting?


Fairfield is near Waterville, right?   I often confuse it with Fort Fairfield up in Aroostook.

Everything will be shipped in.   I'm not absolutely sure on the quantities yet.   Things are still quite a ways off.   Four of the breeds I'll be getting will come as fertilized eggs that I'll have to incubate; another breed will come as straight run chicks, 2 days old; and the last two will be coming as 6 week old pullets and cockerels.   I'm going to do my best to stagger things so that I end up with chickens that are all within 2 to 3 weeks of each other.

I'll have a better idea this Fall as to quantities.



John

John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
Reply
John A Gasbarre
Cluckamok Farm
Union, Maine  04862  USA
24 + 4 Standards each of:  Welsummer, Double-Laced Barnevelder, Salmon Faverolle, Blue Orpington, Light Sussex & Buff Brahma
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