How many eggs should I expect?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ggrap, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I adopted 40 11 month old hens this weekend, to add to my 60 existing. Some of my hens run around and hide eggs, but most stay in the yard and don't fly out. I was getting about 24 eggs per day before the new ones came. Now I am getting 36 in the last few days. The weather was 74 degrees Sat when they came and a blizzard on Sun. I would think I should be getting more eggs than this, even when I just had the 60. Most of my previous birds are about 9 months old, but I do have 25 or so 2-3 yr olds.

    What should I expect?

    Thanks for any advice, Gina
     
  2. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alot of Poop!!! ha ha [​IMG]
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  3. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, that I knew. Maybe I should have said "how many eggs should I expect?"
     
  4. thornberryvillage

    thornberryvillage Out Of The Brooder

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    What breeds of chickens?
     
  5. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is quite a variety. Several Leghorns (brn and wht), EE's, Orps, Cochins, Sussex, Cornish, Wyandottes, Rocks, Hamburgs....and more. Maybe it is hard to say with all the different breeds? And I thought maybe the new ones were stressed from the move.

    I just don't want to be feeding 100 birds and only getting 36 eggs per day, especially when many are at prime age (at least 75%)

    Thanks
     
  6. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi again. I haven't posted too much on this board. Maybe I am not in the right place? Was hoping for an answer to my question....if I need to do something else please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    this board has peeks and valleys with when you will get answers. I think mabe you would be getting like 60 eggs a day from that many hens mabe when it starts to warm up even more.

    Good Luck
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  8. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    when I adopted a couple of hens, the breeder warned me that it might be 2 to 3 weeks before those hens started laying again; apparently when things get disrupted, so does their laying schedule ...

    she was right, it was just over two weeks before one started laying, and almost three weeks before the other one did

    Candy
     
  9. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Maybe I just need to give it more time, especially with the weather variations.
     

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