How many eggs approx

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hopefulloflove, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chirping

    Jul 18, 2011
    Benson, NC
    If I buy 20 chickens and I am looking to get 16-18 sex links and then a couple of silkies for pets, about how many eggs per week would I be looking at collecting?

    Thanks in Advance [​IMG]
  2. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    a lot [​IMG] he he... I haven't had that breed so not sure but I get an egg a day from most of my girls.
  3. Amyh

    Amyh Songster

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    You will probably get an egg a day from the sexlinks with a break one day out of 7 or 8 days. That's a lot of eggs!! [​IMG] Have fun!!
  4. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chirping

    Jul 8, 2011
    Corner Alabama
    You would be looking at a good 15-17 eggs a day!!! And that is your low!!! Haha!! From what I read silkies don't lay alot!! 2-3 a week!!
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    My sex-links just started laying and I've gotten 4 eggs out of 4 hens for the last 3 days. They are egg machines! But I also hear they stop laying a lot sooner than other breeds do and are more prone to egg laying problems. I plan on adding a few black australorps to my flock next.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  6. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I had 15 sexlinks last year, and a few miscellaneous hens (EE, Jersey, silkie) and my average was 13-14 eggs per day. That takes into account through the winter, etc. Even with sexlinks (I had commercially bred ISA's) you are most likely not going to get an egg every day from every hen. They still fluctuate with the weather, sunshine, temperature, things going on around the environment. We had a coyote scare one day, in broad daylight...took one of the ISA's and I only got 6 eggs that day from the rest of the girls. So all things considered, you can easily plan on 12 eggs per day except perhaps in the darkest, coldest days of winter.

    Also, my ISA's started laying around 16 weeks and all were laying by 20 weeks. This year I bought red sexlink chicks from Ideal to raise up for someone. They were 20 weeks old on Monday and not even one egg in sight yet. So even sexlinks are not created equal.
  7. Nicolette'sFarmette

    Nicolette'sFarmette In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    A LOT of eggs! [​IMG]

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