How many eggs does each chicken lay in a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cake-decorator, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Cake-decorator

    Cake-decorator Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 23 chickens. Does each of my chickens suppose to lay eggs everyday and how many eggs should I expect from each one?

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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    one
     
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Less than one.
     
  4. nakactress

    nakactress Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens generally lay an egg every 24-36 hours
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens can lay no more than 1 egg in a day. How many you get every day depends on the breed, time of year, and other factors. It's better to look at what yearly number your breed is projected to lay. For example it's only expected that my japanese bantams will lay a little over 100 eggs in a year. Closer to 1 every 3 days. While some good egg laying breeds may lay 300+ every year and therefore nearly daily.
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine lay everyday and some every other. I have so many I don't know who does what out there. [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on a lot of things. If they're getting the proper nutrition and amount of light, and aren't stressed, they'll probably lay one egg every day or day and a half.

    Certain breeds of chickens have higher "production" levels than others, so it also depends on what kinds of chickens you own. Age of the birds is also a factor.
     
  8. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had one of my chickens lay 2 eggs in one day, they were3 about 1 and a half minutes apart. I seen her do it so it is rare but it can be done.
     

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