25 hens how many eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I have 25 pullets some will be a year in June and some will be a year in May, I also have one hen that is almost 2 years old. I have a mix of breeds I have some of all of these austrlops, delaware, isa brown, white rock, araucana, buff cochin, wyandottes, RIR, and also a few mutts. So all in all how many eggs should you get in a normal day. With the right amount of daylight hours and good food and free ranging? I know they do not lay everyday, and is there anyway to tell by looking at there vent if they are laying. I was just wondering because I have some girls I know are laying because I see them i the boxes, bu there are some I have never seen in a box and I am out there alot. I am getting about 18 eggs a day and I have 4 bantys and I get 3 to 4 eggs from them a day. I had an old timer tell me some of hens where not doing there job! I thought they were doing a wonderful job, would just like to know what you all think.
     
  2. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My banties lay an egg a day for 3-4 days and then skip a day. I have 5 banty hens and I get, on average, 3-4 eggs per day. Some days I only get 2 but that is few and far between.

    Darin
     
  3. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all chickens lay an egg a day, so I'd say yours a doing good.
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your doing good getting 18 eggs a day from 25 hens.
     
  5. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I thought my girls were doing great. Sometimes I think old timers just like to get us going:lau
     
  6. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot better than mine right now! I was getting 14 - 18 from 20 hens, Now I'm getting 10-12 a day. Whats up with them? [​IMG]
     

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