In the Brooder
- Jun 19, 2014
I got my first egg last week. I have 7 hens, 1 rooster (all Buff Orps), but am only getting 2 eggs per day. Shouldnt I be getting an egg from each hen? Sorry, still learning....
More information about short days. December 21st is the shortese day of the year, in January your hens/pullets start picking up.
Breed Eggs cold hardy
OrpingtonGood (3/wk) Brown Yes
As you can see they are not the best layers around at only three eggs each per week, whereas Rhode Island Red's, Black Star, Barred Rocks and a couple of other breeds lay 5 to 6 eggs .ea week for the same about of feed and care.
So what I an telling you is each one of your hens is going to lay three eggs in a week and do nothing but eat the other 4. Theoritacally it will go sometning like this, mon-1, tues-0, wed-0, th-1, fri-0, sat-0, sun-1 (times 7) when hens are at full production as compared to a Black Star that lays 6 eggs a week per chicken, wow twice as much for the same operating cost. I will say Orpingtons are beautiful chickens.
Here is a site where you can look at different breeds and their characteristics.
Hope this helps.