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Bantams & eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spring, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Spring

    Spring In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2007
    How many eggs a day will they lay? We've got a silkie, I think a cochin (a couple), Amercu one... Just wondering how many eggs we'll have?

    Also, How many weeks will they be when they start to lay?

  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Songster

    Apr 2, 2007
    New Jersey
    I am intrested in this too, as i have a buff brahma bantam, and i would like to know how her egg laying will compare to my standards. Lets hope we get some good answers! Thanks -Dom
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Well, I am not an expert but, silkies are not good egg producers because they go broody so much. The cochins and brahmas go broody too. So this cuts down on over all quantity. While laying you could expect maybe an egg every other day from each one. Brahmas generally will lay more eggs than cochins. I have 10 cochin banties that have just started laying and I am getting 4 eggs a day. I expect the quantity will go up as they mature a little more but when they go broody, they lay no eggs. I do not know about the ameraucana as far as broodiness or quantity. Hopefully someone else can inform you.

    My cochins and one brahma started laying at 20 to 21 weeks.

    Chi lady in Michigan
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2007
  4. Spring

    Spring In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2007
    What's broody mean?
  5. Broody. A hen that covers eggs to warm and hatch them. Sometimes refers to a hen that stays in the nest for an extended period without producing eggs.

    (from BYC home)

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