How many eggs to expect?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyogirl, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    Cody, WY
    What exaclty is high and medium production as far as eggs per week??
    Mother of 8 Leghorns, 6 Buff Orpingtons, 5 SLW, 4 RIR, 6 Americaunas/EE?, 5 Light Brahmas, [​IMG]
  2. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my flock this has really varied with a lot of different factors.
    Time of year
    Age of birds
    whether they are molting
    whether they are broody or raising chicks
    whether they have eaten a lot of protein lately

    I have around 20 birds now and have seen as many as one egg a day from each to zero eggs, depending on the various conditions mentioned above.

    Your winter average is going to be lower than your summer average and very young birds lay a lot. It looks like you have some good laying breeds at least, I'd expect to get a lot of eggs!

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