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

    Apr 14, 2011
    Pax, WV
    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

    Jul 14, 2011
    Quote:if they are quality, production type leghorns.
  3. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2011
    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]
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  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

    Jul 5, 2011
    Mostly Here
    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

    Apr 14, 2011
    Pax, WV
    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

    jmlorton Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    Lexington, KY
    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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