Lots of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris623, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got my chicks last June, I was told to expect approximately 4 eggs per hen per week. I have 14 hens. That figures out to 7.98 eggs a day. My hens are laying between 10 and 12 eggs a day.............and occasionally double-yoke eggs! Have I miss-figured, or are my hens working their butts off.............literally?[​IMG]
     
  2. cluckin_crazy

    cluckin_crazy Green Bot

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    Depends on what type you have.. if they're meant for laying, you'll get one from each bird every 24-36 hours!
     
  3. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my gals lay an egg a day, a few of them every other day. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And how do you know that........................do you sit and watch them? [​IMG] I'm way to busy to act as an observer! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and Black Stars. Don't think I'd buy a chick if it weren't "meant for laying". [​IMG]

    But the "one from each bird every 24-36 hours" isn't a figure I'd be told of before. Thanks. Thought maybe I had extraordinary hens. Nice to know they are acting normally.
     

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