8 eggs/hen/week? Seriously?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JennsPeeps, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I know they're a BYC sponsor & all, but doesn't it seem a bit of an over-promise to say that the sex-links will lay 8 eggs/hen/week? Mine lays consistently (6-7/week) but never 8/week.

    http://natureshatchery.com/Commercial.html
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

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    i think that the bird will be over working its self if it did. i do like this hatchery but i think the priceing is a bit steep for a peep. lol
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    Sounds like a load of bull to me!!
     
  4. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Songster

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    I'm sure you've done your research and know that a chicken won't consistently lay 8 eggs/week
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:That's kind of my point. I know that these birds won't lay 8 egg/s week but many of the people who are new to chicken ownership won't know. They'll get these birds, raise them for 5 months, and then be disappointed that they're "defective" when, in reality it was inaccurate marketing of the breed.
     

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