How many eggs a week?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    will I get from my girls? well approximately that is.

    We have 3 buff orps, 1 black cochin, 1 black australorp and 1 partridge rock.

    thanks!
     
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a guess, but from that group I would say you would average 4-5 eggs a day for the first year, then maybe 3-5 the year after, then 2-3 after that...

    Just a guess. Not sure what kind of layers australorps are, but mostly it depends on your particular hens. My cochin was never a great layer, 2-3 eggs a week when she wasn't broody.
     
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  3. Lammie

    Lammie Out Of The Brooder

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    In the spring I can get one a day from each hen, if they are young (1 or 2) and the weather is nice. That is not cold or hot and sunny. I got a lot of eggs this spring. When the days shorten, you will get few to no eggs on some days. Same in the summer when the days a very hot. In addition, storms, fireworks, loud noises, can put them off laying.

    As the hens get older they lay less frequently until you rarely see an egg from them. Most folks cull before then. I have one hen left that is a part of the original frock from 2000 and I keep her because she's my only chicken I consider a "pet".

    About half my layers are Austrolorps. The others are Barred Rocks. They are prolific layers when conditions are ideal. Love those big brown eggs.
     
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