what is the average eggs you get a day out of 6 hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ssellis, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. ssellis

    ssellis Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    South Carolina
    Right now with them newly laying I am getting 3-4
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    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.
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    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.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by