Help end a "discussion" :)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by steffpeck, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    How many eggs can a chicken lay in a day? (Including commercial chickens)

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    One.
     
  3. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

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    I get 1 a day also.
     
  4. chickenshadow

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    1 every 14 hours. Now you can always inject the chicken with
    steroids and maybe it wil hit a home run record.
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    Quote:What would that do to your custard, though? [​IMG]
     
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    One egg per day.......or either I'm getting cheated !
     
  7. islandmanmitch

    islandmanmitch Hatching

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    Some commercial egg farms drug the hens and manipulate the light to make them think two days occur in 24 hours. What did you say the correct answer is?
     
  8. chickenshadow

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    Quote:What would that do to your custard, though? [​IMG]

    Make it taste ducky. [​IMG]
     
  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I said 1 a day. So is it possible for Commercial layers to lay 2 in a 24 hour period?
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Like human menstrual cycles and ovulation, they ovulate and lay an egg on average once every 24-36 hours. Sometimes there can be a glitch, and the time period can be less or more.
     

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