I used to have Buff Orp. They laid an egg a day each for three years. A dozen eggs a day was too much for my family of six people! We were always giving away eggs. LOL We want to get chickens again and have decided to simply sell the excess eggs. We will probably get a variety of chickens that lay brown eggs. Another thread though got me curious. The chickens raised on big farms are supposed to be able to lay more eggs per day then other breeds of chickens. How many eggs do the commercial chickens lay? I don't want a yearly production as I am uncertain how many eggs my birds laid a year. I am just trying to see how the two types of chickens compared. Does each commercial chicken lay more then an egg a day? I am not trying to start a war between commercial and back yard chicken flock owners. The question is pretty straight forward so there should be no need for any bickering.