How many eggs per chicken per day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hilltopchicks77, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this person I work with has several chickens but swears only 2 of them lay and only 1 is laying at the moment. Then told me the one chicken was laying 8-10 eggs per day. What?! Does that happen? I have 11 chickens and 1 duck and get 12 max. I have a friend who has 4 and gets 6 occasionally but usually the second is a soft shell. How would that even work?!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry, you're co-worker is having you on. 8-10 per day not possible. One per day - okay.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Coworker is either yanking your chain.... or is a complete idiot.
     
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  4. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's def the second option. He thought since the younger chickens used to lay small eggs then "stopped" (since there are no more small eggs) that only the ones he had before were laying.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Yep, option #2. How does he think his hens got to lay big eggs? His pullets are just getting into their rhythm, and their eggs are consequently larger. Good for him.
     
  6. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently lol I just had to post the conclusion cuz I thought it was funny
     

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