I'm at 25 weeks... Math doesn't lie...

Panhandler80

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Yall please tell me if I'm looking at this wrong, but I don't think I am. I have 21 birds. For some reason, I was thinking that during peak laying, I'd be looking at 16-18 eggs. Right now I'm getting 12 almost every day, occasionally 11. When I realized they are at 25 weeks of age as of yesterday, I got to thinking... I should (in my novice mind, anyway) bet getting more eggs than that. However, when I consulted the hatchery's published egg laying capacity for each breed... perhaps I am almost at capacity.

If you average their published Low/High number, and apply that number to my quantity of birds, then I would be looking at an average of 246 eggs / chicken / year. That equates to 5,1720 eggs / year. That divided by 365 is a fourteen eggs / day.

Looks like only one or two might not be laying at this point. I'm getting 12 / day, and if each breed lays an average of what they published, I guess 13-15 would make perfect sense. Although, I guess there will be periods of much less (molting, dead of winter, etc) and the spring / early / mid summer they should be maybe a touch more than even 15.

LowHighAverageWeighted
Barred Rock10.04761920028024011.43
RSL / Cin Queen30.14285725032028540.71
Speckled Sussex10.04761918024021010.00
Dominique20.09523818026022020.95
RI White10.04761922028025011.90
Austra White10.04761922028025011.90
White Leghorn10.04761922030026012.38
Brown Leghorn10.04761923030026512.62
BSL10.04761920028024011.43
EE70.33333320028024080.00
Welsummer20.09523820028024022.86
21246.19/ Year / Chicken
5170.00eggs / year
14.16eggs / day
 

JaeG

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Pullets that have started laying before the day lengths get shorter will continue to lay through their first winter. If you have one that's come into their individual laying 'age' when there isn't enough day length to trigger egg production then they may not start until spring rolls around.
Pullets can be less frequent in the egg laying department until their bodies are better practiced at producing eggs too. Hopefully their egg production will pick up a little for you.
 

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Birdsong 82

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With daylight hours starting to reduce now. That is expected. And it could be all of them are not laying yet. And some won't lay every day.
I've got six that are about 25 weeks old and five that are a few weeks behind. Four of the six older ones are laying and two of the five younger ones. So it all depends
One time I had an EE that didn't like her first egg for over nine months!
 

Panhandler80

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With daylight hours starting to reduce now. That is expected. And it could be all of them are not laying yet. And some won't lay every day.
I've got six that are about 25 weeks old and five that are a few weeks behind. Four of the six older ones are laying and two of the five younger ones. So it all depends
One time I had an EE that didn't like her first egg for over nine months!
Understood.

Hence my attempt to figure out what on average I should expect form the 21 hens year round. I'm betting it will average out to right at 14 per day....

Attached as an image file this time, so the entire thing should show up on mobile devices...

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Birdsong 82

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Maybe not till spring but with the right hens next spring you'll be figuring out what to do with all the eggs. Haha. Some of them do lay some in winter especially first year
 

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