How many eggs.....?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickensrock10110, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many eggs do I get a day if I buy ...
    5 egg laying pullets?
    10 egg laying pullets?
    15 egg laying pullets?

    I am thinking of getting a mixture of rhode island reds and ameraucanas.
    Will each hen lay at least one egg a day?
    Is it true that as they get older , the hens lay a lower amount of eggs?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I average 5 eggs per week per bird.
     
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  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    If they are not of super egg production breeds 5 a week per bird should be a very safe estimate.

    AL
     
  4. Rowzy

    Rowzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, as a hen gets older they will lay less and less eggs. The eggs though will get larger. I have 6 hens (I dont think they are all laying) and I get between 2-4 eggs a day. That being said, my family of four gets plentyful from them but we dont eat huge amounts. I currently have 14 eggs in the fridge [​IMG]
     
  5. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 9 month old Barred Rocks and Production Red are all laying an egg a day... except, they skip a day every 9-11 days.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:You are blessed. We got 9 eggs from 14 hens today.... and one was shell-less... and I'm still going to eat it!
     
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are blessed. We got 9 eggs from 14 hens today.... and one was shell-less... and I'm still going to eat it!

    How the heck do you pick up a shell-less let alone get to eat it?
    How did you wash it? Curiosity has got the better of me. Please tell.
     

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