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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ssellis, Jul 26, 2011.
Right now with them newly laying I am getting 3-4
It really depends on many factors such as breed, age, amount of light, nutrition, temperature, etc. Younger hens tend to lay more regularly than older ones. The heat/cold and a decrease in the amount of light per day also can decrease how many you get a day. Hens that get a good ration of laying feed, clean water, and some greens generally lay better than those given inferior feed (such as straight grains/corn) or no feed at all.
Right now we are getting 2 eggs a day from 5 laying age Buff Orpington hens.
I am going to say between 0 and 6. Just kidding,like greenfamily said there are many factors that fall into the equation. Stress of any kind and being summer heat stress slows them down. Normally I get 8 as an average but the heat has knocked them back to 7 a day sometimes 6 out of my 10 layers. Sexlinks tend to give you more.