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Bantams & eggs

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

  1. Spring

    Spring Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.

    Gayle
    Chi lady in Michigan
     
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  4. Spring

    Spring Out Of The Brooder

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    What's broody mean?
     
  5. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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