How many eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tawodi, Dec 13, 2010.

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    Tawodi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, new to chickens here. Always wanted them, now I am adopting a friends flock. with roughly 25 to 30 assorted breed full sized hens, how many eggs (roughly) should I expect coming in per week?
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Quote:Hi it will always depend on "age of flock",,,,,the older they are the less they will lay, consistency in feed (You need to feed them what they have been eating, the breed itself, some breeds lay much more than others. Younger mid range layers will lay upwards of between 190 and 215 eggs a year.

    We kieep a light on ours for a variety of reasons, it helps us have eggs year round, meet our commercial demand and it seems to keep the poultry healthier as well. So since it's winter when typically laying is down, you may also want to consider a light on them.

    With a light, you might be getting as many as one dozen or so eggs to up to 18 eggs a day if these are younger hens, if 3-4 years old it might even be 1/2 that number, so you'll quickly find out. If they are poor layers, you may see your feed bill be overwhelming. Best of luck. Nancy
     
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    Thank you for the reply. Must are a year or under. Last year she only had 8 old enough to lay and they had just started so this is a younger group. Can't wait, so excited.
     

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