2008 egg total

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Catalina, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    My 5 hens layed 1,065 eggs this year. [​IMG]
    That's 213 eggs per chicken/year!
    Pretty good considering 2 are bantams.
    And Lavender was broody 3 times in the year.
    They started laying 12-31-07.
     
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Man!! Thats a lot!!!!!
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    7,096
    14
    261
    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
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    ETA: I just started keeping track in Oct., but Oct-Dec. I got 187 out of 5 hens, with one of them being broody and raising babies the whole time, so really out of 4 hens.
     
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  4. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

    482
    8
    139
    Aug 18, 2007
    Wow! That's over 20 eggs a week! I also have 5 hens. Though they are well over twenty weeks old, I am PATIENTLY waiting for our first eggs. I hope my family can eat that many eggs.
     
  5. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

    106
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    109
    Jun 3, 2008
    SouthernIL
    I had 6 pullets (now 5, lost one 12/11), the first started laying Aug 9, in September I had several 6 egg days so assume all were laying.

    Aug 9 - Dec 31 (144 days or 20 1/2 weeks) total eggs = 564.

    Aug = 50
    Sep = 140
    Oct = 164
    Nov = 132
    Dec = 78

    Nov & Dec the eggs production slowed down I assume due to shorter days. Since the days have started getting longer, I am now seeing 3 eggs a day pretty regular. I am looking forward to spring because I have 22 pullets I am raising now that should start laying by March.

    Edited to add mine are White Rocks (Standard)
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I started the year with 20 something layers then slowly, a new group came into lay, though not all are laying yet. There are two holdouts among the 40-something hens/pullets still.

    My entire 2008 total is 4580 eggs.
    The best month was December at 497 eggs.


    EDITED TO ADD: Forgot to mention that two of the layers raised chicks this year.
     
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  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    11,973
    14
    313
    Oct 13, 2007
    California
    [​IMG] OMG I need to start counting! No wonder I can't eat em all and have dozens on the counter... I have somewhere between 13-16 laying.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I only had one hen laying over the summer.

    Starting in june till november she laid about 30 eggs from june to November.

    Counting she was broody 3 times from june to november (Silly Silkies)
     
  9. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Quote:She did pretty good!
    Broody time really cuts into egg production.
    My broody is the lazy slacker in the flock.
    Too lazy to get out of the nest...too lazy to lay an egg....
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:She did pretty good!
    Broody time really cuts into egg production.
    My broody is the lazy slacker in the flock.
    Too lazy to get out of the nest...too lazy to lay an egg....

    LOL, This girl was very odd she started by laying an egg every other day. Then when she began laying once daily she went broody.

    After the chicks were about 5 weeks old she started laying again I believe she started out laying an egg every other day again and after laying 4 or 5 eggs she went broody again. after another 5 to 6 weeks she started laying again once every day and after about 11 eggs she went broody again.

    I didn't even know she was laying again untill I noticed she was staying inside the coop alot when I checked she had 11 hidden eggs broody on all. My roo ate 4 of them leaving 7 left I rehomed him for eating my eggs and out of the 7 only one hatched and it hatched on day 27 because she was broody in the middle of November.

    Once again SILLY SILKIES...LOL
     

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