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10 Hens. How many eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sticks22, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many eggs will 10 hens lay per day or every few days? I got 1 egg so far and its been quite awhile and they havent laid any more. They are all about 21 weeks old (+ or - ). Im trying to fiqure out how many eggs that Ill have to store in the refridgerator.
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    What breed or cross are your pullets?

    I assume a 75 to 80% lay rate in my calculations. This would yield you 7 to 8 eggs per day once the hens get into their egg production.

    Jim
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have 10 that are laying age now. I get between 6 and 9 every day. One is a bantam so I usally eat her egg for breakfast! I am just now getting where I have an extra 2 or 3 dozen in the fridge. Hubby takes a dozen or 2 into work for the office gals. Of course I use some at home for baking and cooking. Also we will go through more as soon as the teenager returns home! [​IMG] However I do have 9 more that will be of laying age here soon too. When mine were first laying they did seem to take a day or two off in between. Also they sometimes would lay a shelless egg(while walking!) that was soon gobbled up. So there may be more eggs, you just arn't getting to see them. It does seem to take a few weeks for them to get the hang of things!
     
  4. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 RIR hens, 2 dominique males, 2 RIR males, and 1 buttercup hen.
     

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