First eggs - how many per day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hoping4better, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2010
    Middle Tennessee
    Once they start laying how long till production reaches one a day each or close? I've got barnyard mutts that just started laying. They're mainly Barred Rock, Black Sex-Link, Buff Orpington, and a Black Australorp.

    I've just started getting eggs and today is the first day I got two eggs. Obviously they're not all laying yet, but I am pretty certain I've got at least 3 laying the little bitty eggs (the size of my aunt's full size bantam eggs). I am just curious how long it takes for production to ramp up. Should I expect like one a week each for a while or what? How does it work at the beginning?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    My mutt who just started laying has been laying one a day or one every other day since she started.

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