Looking for Chicken Stats/Info Please

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MarchandPeeps, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. MarchandPeeps

    MarchandPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am writing an article about backyard chickens. I recently got two (a Buff Orpington and a Brown Leghorn, both adorable), and am enjoying taking care of them and learning about them. They should lay in a few months!

    For my article, I am looking for information about:

    1. how may eggs the average backyard chicken will lay in her lifetime
    2. how many years a backyard chicken will lay for
    3. how much chicken food they eat (either cost-wise or pound wise). By this, I mean the actual chicken feed and scratch -- not the special treats we get them from our own kitchens : )

    I'd also love any other information you'd like to provide.

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    There are a number of great articles and stickies in each of the forums. Many have links to University Ag sites who have done all this research already [​IMG]

    You can also use the search feature to get you 90% of the way there.
     
  3. MarchandPeeps

    MarchandPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll check those out : )
     
  4. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that they lay for 3- 5 years. And an averge of 900 eggs. but it varies by breed.
     

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