How many eggs, generally?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mendogurl, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    291
    0
    129
    Mar 2, 2009
    I am getting 8 chicks next week.
    2 Rode Island Reds
    2 Easter eggers
    2 Plymouth Barred
    2 Astrolorps

    In the most general sense, as I know it is not a predictable science, when will my hens start laying and how many eggs might I expect?

    Thanks !
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,119
    17
    201
    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Let's see if I can still remember this. Last year, my pullets began laying in November:

    Barred Rocks at 21 and 22 weeks
    Australorps at 23 and 26 weeks

    EE are probably the most variable chicken around. The Rhode Island Reds are often used in commercial laying operations so I'd guess that they would be sooner-rather-than-later.

    Best of Luck [​IMG]!

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by