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How many eggs a day do chickens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyrushell, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Amyrushell

    Amyrushell New Egg

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    How many eggs a day do chickens lay?
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes 26 hours for an egg to form from start to finish inside a chicken, so they won't lay more than one a day.
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually only one. Sometimes it will seem like they lay two but that is just how it is. You won't probably ever get 365 eggs a year from a laying hen. Everyone needs a break sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Amyrushell

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    Thanks! That must mean that more than one of our chickens is now laying - I've only seen one- so exciting to be getting our first eggs! Feels like easter!
     
  6. chicken luver

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    Hey my gramma and I just got 50 new chickens, it sucks cause i have to clean out our upstairs in our barn but we wont have to buy eggs anymore, can't wait till they start laying. should be a few weeks!!!
     
  7. Lydia77

    Lydia77 Out Of The Brooder

    We just started getting eggs this week and we are very excited! Eating them as we speak and my Oh my are they tasty!
     
  8. countryriders2

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    We are getting our eggs now. We have 2 RIR and 2 Rocks that are producing. We are getting 4 eggs a day and one day we even got a double yoker. COOL!
    We have to Orpington who are just about 3 months. [​IMG]
     
  9. Hayduke27

    Hayduke27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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