Oh no. Another question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amandarey20, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. amandarey20

    amandarey20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do hens lay eggs everyday? every week? I was under the impression that there were certain seasons that hens lay. I know every bird is different but what is the overall concessus.

    Gosh I'm such a noob when it comes to chickens.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good chicken will lay 1 egg every day, when they start laying.
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the breed. A good chicken will lay 4-5 eggs a week.
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do generally lay an egg a day. Exceptions can be extreme heat or cold, molting, sickness/stress, being broody, not receiving enough light (that's usually why a lot of older chickens stop/slow down in laying during winter). . . I'm sure there are others I am missing. You might be thinking of other types of birds.
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Quote:I guess I don't have "good chickens" because I don't get an egg every day. [​IMG]

    Like Higins said, 4 or 5 a week is about average, at least for my silkies.
     
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Didn't mean to put anyone's hens down, I guess I should have specified. I forgot about the different breed thing too [​IMG]
    It also depends on the age of the hen too
     
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