Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickendude1, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What should i expect out of eggs from my chickens. I have 5 buff orpingtons, 2 black australorps, and one silver laced wyandotte. They are a year old. How many eggs should i expect out of them ??? I feed them M brand laying mash.
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I would be expecting 5-6 eggs a day. They should be laying well by now, they should have started some where between 5-7 months.

    Did you raise them or buy them? If you bought them they may be older than you think, but if they are under 2, I would still be expecting 5-6 eggs, over 2, then maybe 3-4 eggs a day.

    Are you not getting any eggs?

    MrsK
     
  3. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have on been getting mabye 4 to 5 eggs a day is that good for these hens
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No artificial lighting?

    If not, then for winter, that's pretty good. As the days lengthen, expect them to pick up a little.
     

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