How much should my chickens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick_a_dee, May 25, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I've posted so much here aha, but we're getting 15 Rhode Island Red X Columbian Rock chicks in July, and I was wondering first of all, if any of you had that particular cross, second, how often do they lay? how many eggs can I expect a week kind of thing, and third... What's your experience with their egg size, how big can I expect the eggs to be?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I don't have that cross - I do have RIR and I think you can expect at least 6 eggs a week from each hen!
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:That's a lot of eggs! Haha, we have 15 coming, and once they start laying.. well let's just say on average my family eats 36 eggs a month/month and a half, because we ration them. I guess we'll be selling to our neighbors!
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    i got six hens at the moment olny 2 are at the laying age now other 5 should lay anyday but the 2 that do lay are a RIR and BA they give me a egg a day and usaly about 3 times a week my RIR will lay 2 eggs

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