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Question about my new layers.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    So my girls started laying about 10 days ago. I keep getting 1 egg every other day from 6 pullets who are all 20 weeks old. When will I start getting more eggs? Out of the 5 eggs I have recieved only 3 were edible (the remaining two were laid from the roost and one was pecked.) My girls are: 2 dark brahmas, 2 black australorps, and 2 production reds. So when will I start getting more eggs and how many will I average a week roughly?
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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    Generally their peak production will be after about 6-7 mos. of age (depending on breed) Once they're fully mature you can expect about 2 eggs a day for every 3 hens you have. Thats the general formula.
     

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