How many to expect

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FastChicken10, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. FastChicken10

    FastChicken10 In the Brooder

    I am building a coop for about 4-5 Rhode Island Reds. I am wondering how many eggs i will be getting out of it.
     

  2. Barn Mama

    Barn Mama In the Brooder

    With Rhode Island Reds you can count on an egg a day from each bird, Thats if they are feed and watered properly and a clean coop.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Songster

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    They are great layers but not a machine layer like a white leghorn. I would expect the first year an egg most days but they will have breaks and molt like all breeds. It is not uncommon for hens to stop laying through winter.
     

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