Keeping Track of Laying Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sfmac, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. sfmac

    sfmac In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2008

    We have 8 Barred Rock and 8 Rhode Island Reds which should all start laying sometime in October. Is there a strategy or method for keeping track so we know how much any particular hen is laying? We are new to this.

  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    not really once you have several chickens laying its as good as impossible to tell how often each chicken is laying. when you only have one laying at the time you can tell how often they lay and then you have to know who it is thats laying.normally you could narrow it down by egg color but both your breeds lay the same color eggs i know because i also have rhode island reds and barred rocks
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    WELL , we have 3 RIR's that LAY everyday .

    We have 3 that have NOT started laying YET , but they are showing all signs . WE call them our 3 stooges ...

    We hav e 1 old english game hen that went broody and has NOT started laying YET , its been over 2 months since she is OUT of the broody cycle .... I think it was a combination of broody and moulting . SO , we WAIT .

    BUT once them 4 start laying ALONG with the other 3 that are already laying , SHOULD BE FUN figuring out WHO LAID WHAT .

    BUT the fun will be probably within a MONTH , we have 28 pullets that will be LAYING TOO ....
    rir's , barred rocks and black australorps ...

    MY 8 bantams are separate . SHOULD be FUN once they start also ...

    WE will all be walking around doing this >>>>>>>>>> [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008

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