Annual egg count?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annmarie, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else keep track of the number of eggs they get per year? 2008 was the first time I've done this and with 3 chickens I got 747 eggs (give or take, I'm certain I made the occasional error in recording). I thought that was pretty good. Post your 2008 egg count, and number of chickens here. I'd love to know what other people are getting.
     
  2. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 12 eggs in 2008... but my three hens didn't start laying until Christmas Day! [​IMG]
     
  3. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a wonderful Christmas present!
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my hens began laying last September, so I only have an egg count for the last 4 months of 2008.

    That being said, I received 1,047 eggs from 17 hens.
     
  5. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's probably already a fancy name for the eggs per chicken per day ratio, but I like crunching numbers and thought this would be fun. Here's the formula I just made up:

    (Total # of Eggs) / (# of Hens) / (# of Laying Days)
    It comes out looking like a baseball hitting average where 1.000 would mean that every chicken was laying one egg every day.


    Some examples -

    annmarie:
    747 / 3 / 365 = .628

    MicMoo:
    12 / 3 / 7 = .571

    ChickenToes:
    1047 / 17 / 120 = .513


    Some of the Leghorn folks on here are probably hitting in the .900's! What's your number? [​IMG]
     
  6. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chickens, only three laid in 2008. they began in October and November.

    Totals:
    October (2 laying): 36 eggs
    November (2.5 laying): 60 eggs
    December (3 laying): 72 eggs

    So 168 eggs in three months. In my "garden" journal I didn't write #eggs per girl per month until December. Here are the numbers for that month

    Victoria (BR): .839

    Frodette (EE): .742

    L.C. (EE): .742

    Yay, not bad! Hopefully they keep it up.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    503 total eggs
    6 chickens
    123 days laying on average
    buff orpingtons

    Equals 0.682 eggs/hen/day
     
  8. ORChick

    ORChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 girls gave me 402 eggs in 2008 - the first egg was laid on July 14th, and the others all joined the game within 2 weeks after that.
     
  9. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 564 eggs from 6 pullets over 144 days..It took a few weeks for all to start laying and then one pullet died in December so the average would be a little higher than the formula..but:

    546/6/144 = .65277

    Heres another thread on the subject:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=117747
     
  10. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I didn't start keeping track until Jan. 2 this year. 108 eggs, 20 pullets, 11 days. .49 eggs per day per pullet. I like this number better - 108 eggs/11 days = 9.8 eggs per day [​IMG]
     

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