Egg Layer Ratio

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by firstcapfire, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. firstcapfire

    firstcapfire New Egg

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    I would like to know what the "formula" is to determine how many hens I need to get a certain number of eggs per day.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it all depends on the hens. We have 22 now and get 16-22 a day all depending on what they do. Most days we get 18. Some hens will lay every day other every other.
    Maybe someone else will know more.
     
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of variables. If you want production layers, I think that would be Leghorns or Rhode Island Red related breeds (white or brown eggs respectively). But in a home flock there's a lot more leeway for other breeds that lay lots of beautiful eggs tho not quite as many as a top production bird.

    Depends on what you want. Seasons matter too. Here's a good chart.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     

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