egg amounts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mullers3acers, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Hi all,

    Hopefully you can help? We have 52 chickens but
    only get about 2 dz a day is this about right or is
    there something more that we can add to their
    diet. We already give the oyster shell, laying mash, and cracked corn. Please help!!!!

  2. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    i don't know what 'normal' is because mine only recently started laying a few weeks back. but i have 26 hens, i get between 7 and 14 per day. but 5 hens are younger by a few weeks. and also i think they may be hiding their eggs. according to what i read online for my NH Reds they should lay 3-5 eggs per week.

    what breed are your chickens?
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    How old are your laying hens?

    BTW cracked corn is like candy and has very little nutritional value and it generates a lot of body heat best needed to keep warm in winter.
  4. mike kirby

    mike kirby In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2007
    i have six chickens,
    3 are around 25 weeks and the other 3 are around 30 weeks.
    All 6 lay but i only get 5 a day.
    think they take it in turns to have a day off.
  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Thanks for your input.
    The chickens range in age any where from 1 1/2 yrs to 6 months. We have barred rocks,road island reds,buffs and black sex links.

    We replish the flock in the spring, we do different breeds each time so we can tell which is the oldest to the youngest. The breed we wish to get in 2008
    is a large white chicken with black feathers outlining it's tail and wing tips. Does anyone know the breed name and if it is a brown egg layer??:[​IMG][​IMG]:weee
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    First of all... welcome to BYC.

    And if it helps any, I have 41 hens, and only get 17 to 26 a day. Some of my girls are not laying yet, and I have 5 that are done for the year. Are they free range? Could they be hiding them?

    As for your chickens for next year, are you talking about a Light Brahma? Here is a pic

    Also, here is a wonderful link for you to use.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Quote:Sounds like a Delaware they are a beautiful chicken, very large and one of my wife's favorites. They lay brown eggs.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  8. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Our chickens are free range. And I am sorry it is not the Brahma. Delaware, interesting name can you tell me more and where I may get them.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  9. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia … hooks.html

    This link is good for all types... will tell you what you want to know about just about any breed.

    By the way, mine are not batams. They are standard Light Brahmas.

    The Delaware you can get at just about any hatchery.,, McMurry Just do a search for the Delaware.

    And since your chickens are free range, they might be hiding them from you. Mine do the same, and I have yet to find a couple of their hiding spots. Good Luck
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Thank you for your help! I did go back and change the breed I do apologize for the mistake. It is a good idea to check our small woods to check for hiding places.[​IMG]:)

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