How many egg's should I get?


5 Years
Feb 22, 2014
Owosso, MI

Over the last few years I've raised Rhode Island Red's and a mixture of other breeds. This last winter I began to raise 4--Rhode Island Red's, 2--Jersey Giant's and 2--Sebright Bantams. This summer I've began to get an average of 4-5 eggs daily. This seemed quite low to what I'm use to...

Question 1, Does anyone know of a way to know if all my hens are laying...without watching them all day...

Question 2, Does anyone have tips for improving egg laying habits...
Do they free range?
....could be laying somewhere out in range area, lock them in the coop for a few days/nights so they lay in coop nests.

How old are they?

They sebright eggs should be easy to tell apart.
4-5 eggs a day from 6 chickens is not too bad an average.

You could put food coloring on their vents and the next couple eggs out of that chicken should be streaked with the color.

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