How many eggs should I be getting a day from 4 Easter eggers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Easter eggers and don't know how many they lay a day but they should lay about 3 or 4 a week each right?
     
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

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    Mine usually lay 5 to 6 a week each. It can vary as EE's are mixed breeds and it could all depend on the genetics of the breeds they are mixed with.
     
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  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    easter eggers who are between POL (point of lay) and maybe 2 years (that's the span of time when they lay most) should lay around 4-5 a week each. if they aren't they could be any of the following: molting (reproduction slows or halts when they lose and regrow feathers), they could have worms or mites (parisite infestations stress the bird so much they can't lay), they could be sick, eggbinding or problems with thier reproductive tracts, being picked on by other chickens, or sometimes some chickens just don't lay and that's the way it is; those are often the healthiest and most long lived birds [​IMG]
     
  4. JEB NC 10

    JEB NC 10 Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE is one of my best layers....I usually get 6 from her a week....which is good for her since it's about the only thing that's keeping her around.....she's easily the meanest hen we have....I've thought more than once about adopting her out to someone.
     
  5. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get 5-6 a week. HOWEVER, one of my EEs notoriously finds a secret spot to nest. So when egg production drops, I search for her nest. It's not too hard, cause when I notice that she dissappears (free range) I just wait for the triumphant "I LAYED A BEAUTY" squawk and follow that.
     
  6. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL One of my EE's (she lays gorgeous sky blue eggs) loves to find secret spots too - once she figured out a way into the compost bin and since she lays almost every day, we couldn't figure out what was wrong. Until my husband went to turn the compost pile and found 8 eggs in it! We had to block off all access points. Prior to that, she made a nest in the tree line up on the hill. She's laying in the box now but we always keep an eye out when we don't see a blue egg for a while - time for an easter egg hunt!
    But in answer to the OP: we have 2 EE's and they lay 5-6 a week each. They are about a year and half old right now so I suspect we'll see this kind of production for a while and then it will scale down. They are our friendliest hens as well.
     
  7. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On average, I get an egg per day from each hen.
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hmmm...my EE was my worst layer, averaging 4-5 per week. So I'd expect 16-24 eggs per week, depending. You'll probably get 4 eggs a few days a week, and 2 or 3 a few other days, as they alternate their days off.
     

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