Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shrader, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    We have 9 chickens who are about 24 weeks old, and today we got 9 eggs.
    Now, that may not seem so exciting, except yesterday we had 7 eggs.
    And the day before that, we had 8 eggs! And the day before that, it was 7.
    In fact, for the past few weeks, we haven't had a day with less than 7 eggs
    and now today, a whopping 9! Now, I'll admit, I spoil these girls:
    they have an amazing diet and they rule the roost,
    but doesn't that seem like a lot of eggs for them to be pumping out?
    I'd read that each hen would lay an egg every other day or so --
    but with these numbers, some of my girls have to be laying an egg a day!
    (Not that I'm complaining, don't get me wrong, I'm just perplexed.)
    Anyone else have super-producers like this?
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Well, I can't wait for all 23 of mine to start laying then. I have three layers. One just started today but from the other 2 I've been getting small pullets eggs every day since Monday.
  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Shrader, that's about right for hens of that age that are well taken care of.
    Their 1st laying year is best in terms of numbers.
    Their 2nd & 3rd years show a decrease in numbers, but an increase in average egg size.

  4. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    So i shouldnt be dissapointed that i now have 8 layers,and avg only 6 eggs a day??
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Uhhh, NOPE!
  6. cristina33

    cristina33 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have 11 girls and get only 4 eggs [​IMG] . Not a big deal not really an egg fan anyway !
    Take Care
  7. Quote:Only! Too funny.

    We're cookin' along w/ 3 or 4 eggs a day from 6 birds. We're thrilled![​IMG]
  8. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks Spot! I'm certainly excited about all the eggs (as are my friends and neighbors -- as much as I love them, I can't eat all the eggs myself!)

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