New at this and curious how many eggs to expect

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nietz, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, This is my first go around with chickens and I've got 8 all together, 2 barred rocks, 3 tetra browns and 3 leghorns BUT I am pretty sure one of the leghorns is a rooster because its starting to get what my daughter calls "pretty feathers on his butt" and I am thinking it may be a rooster, we'll see I guess.

    Anywho, they are 8 weeks old now and I was looking at them this afternoon and thinking "what a bunch of free loaders" and started thinking about how many eggs I can realistically expect once they start laying assuming that I have 7 hens.

    So, any of you more seasoned folks have a guess at what a new guy can expect for eggs per day? per week? of course I understand anything would be educated guesses but I'm curious and in the spirit of trying to be active on the forums I thought I'd ask.

    2 barred rocks
    2 leghorns (assuming the one is a rooster)
    3 Tetra browns.

    What say you?

    Thanks!
    Nietz
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    First year, perhaps 5 - 6 eggs/week/bird in the summer months. If you don't provide a light in the winter, you might only see 2 - 3 eggs/week TOTAL during the winter.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    LG's egg estimate is good.

    8 weeks is too young for pretty butt feathers(haha!)
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    8 week old cockerel should be obvious with larger/redder comb and wattles(by 6 weeks actually).

    Best of cLuck!!
     
  4. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a lot of eggs! :) Thanks for the replies guys.

    No red on them and all 3 look the same hmmm perhaps they are all hens after all ;)
     

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