7-11 eggs a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bledsoe95, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 18 hens laying and get anywhere between 7-11 eggs a day, is this good & normal?
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the dead of winter, I'd say you are making out just fine [​IMG]
     
  3. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are all acting normal I would say that is perfectly fine. If you want more than that than look in to an artifical light. Hens wll only lay when there is light. I have 16 hens and i get any where from 3-9 eggs a day. If any of your hens become sick there is always the possibility of them being egg bound so just watch them!!! How old are your hens???[​IMG]
     
  4. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, &for some reason alot of people has told me that.
     
  5. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 35 hens and get about a dozen a day...so Yes your doing fine!
     
  6. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are 11 mos.old
     
  7. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are almost 2 and your welcome!!!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'd say you are doing fine. I have 12 adult (3 yr. old) hens, 12 layer pullets (3 are broody ATM), plus four meatie pullets (not the best layers). So in all, 25 birds capable of laying. I'm averaging about 16 eggs a day right now.
    No heat, no light.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:IMO, adding light this late in winter would be a waste of energy. December 21st was the shortest day of the year, the days are getting longer already and according to the farmer's almanac, we'll be back up to 14 hours of daylight about mid-March.
     
  10. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have already added the light back in november.
     

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