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how amny eggs do hens lay a day??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickluv4eva, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. chickluv4eva

    chickluv4eva Hatching

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    i wanna knonw so i can start collecting!!!

    abuot how many a day?![​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They usually lay every 23-25 hours, so one per day. Keep in mind that this is just normal, not the rule. Some skip days some lay twice once in a while, some go strike for weeks at a time. They also stop laying when the molt, or if they go broody. I think that is why they say don't dount your chickens before they hatch. You never know how many you will get.
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

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    Yep! One a day is great, 5 a week is OK, and the occasional 8 in one week is not unheard of, though it is very much something to be bragged about!

    Chickens don't read rules very well, so be flexible.
     

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