How many eggs do you get per chicken per day? I have white leghorns..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wvchickenhouse, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    We seem to be getting 1-2 eggs from 5 chickens per day...will things pick up a bit?
     
  2. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:if they are quality, production type leghorns.
     
  3. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ten Leghorns... and get an average of nine eggs a day. I think alot of it depends on their age and amount of light they get....
     
  4. rngrbill

    rngrbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got 5 and after about a month after my first egg we have gone from one egg every other day to 3-4 eggs a day. We did have a couple of 5 egg days but not together. [​IMG] I have extended daylight with a compact flouresent light bulb. As they were just comming into egg laying age I am not concerned with giving them time off for good behavior. And welcome to the craziness. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    An egg a day is max for any chicken. Leghorns can lay right at 310-330 egg per year. In other words, if the days were combined, there would still be a little over a month of days when they do not lay. The leghorn is pretty much considered the top layer, so that's about as good as it gets.
     
  6. Fowl_Odor002

    Fowl_Odor002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on the quality and breed of your chickens.

    Leghorns should lay every day.

    My flock of 4 laying hens averages about 22 eggs per week. My big New Hampshire Red leads the flock with 6-7 eggs per week. My other hens average about 5 eggs per week.
    These are adult dual purpose chickens.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:No, not really. No chicken lays every day, not even the prolific Leghorns.
     
  8. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the info.... Sounds like things will pick up soon. They just started laying a few weeks ago. I'm not even sure if they all are laying or not. I'm proud of my almost dozen I got last week, and they were yummy! [​IMG]
     
  9. jmlorton

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    well minimum it takes 25.25 hours/egg in a production layer so thats the best you are going to get per bird
     

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