Egg Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by treeowl, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    How many eggs does a chicken lay a day?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    99.9% of the time one or less. There are exceptions.
     
  3. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So i will assume that out of my 18 hens 16 are laying and I have two slackers LOL. Thanks I am getting 16 eggs a day so I guess either somebody don't lay every day or two aren't laying at all.
     
  4. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depending on the breed, you will get 2-7 eggs a week from one bird. Sooo, it is not unusual at all to get 16 eggs out of 18 chickens. - FYI:)
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  5. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i read somewhere that 3 hens would average 2 eggs a day.... so if you wanted a steady dozen a day you would want 18 girls.. est...
    i've noticed that my leg horn seems to be on a 26 hour cycle... her laying time moves forwrd in the day 2 hours each day untill she doesn't lay one day but ealy the next... they're girls after all.. we're all a little different on our times... and there's the random girl with a crazy cycle....
    over all i think you've got a good average there...
     

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