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What is the ballpark estimate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mendogurl, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it is an inexact science, but I really am lost about what to expect in terms of egg production.
    Vaguely, how many eggs a week could there be?

    I have 3 Rhode Island Reds
    2 Barred Plymouth's
    2 Easter Eggers
    1 Astralorp

    Thanks everyone !
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I would say 35 to 40 a week, that's probably the low end ....

    Nancy
     
  3. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my. What would be the high end guestimate?
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    High end 5-6 a day, low end 2 a day
     
  5. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It really is an inexact science isn't it?
     
  6. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have eight hens. Two each of leghorns & silkies, and 4 wyndottes. I've been getting five to six eggs a day since they started laying the first week of January. And I've got silkies which are not usually good layers.

    So you may get more than you think. Enjoy!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Easter Eggers are the big question mark, in my opinion. They can be variable in all sorts of ways.

    The other 3 are good layers for heritage breeds. I would say that low end would be 50% production and high end would be 85%.

    Eight hens over 7 days at 50% would be 28 egg/week.

    Eight hens over 7 days at 85% would be 48 egg/week.

    My Barred Rocks & Australorps are much closer to high end than low end, thankfully.

    Steve [​IMG]
     
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    According to Storey's Guide, with most breeds you can expect an average of 2 eggs per 3 hens per day. Doing the math, it comes out to 35-40 eggs a week (37.33 if your hens are able to be that precise).
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    My McMurray EEs lay 6 eggs each each week. Whew!

    Now that the weather is cold, other hens have slacked off, some aren't laying at all. Those EEs are still laying 5 eggs each a week. Some "slackers!"[​IMG]
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For estimating purposes, figure they lay 5 out of 7 days, unless you have modern hybrids bred t lay til they burst. Mine average 5 per week (some pretty much seven, others three or four) and I have a real mix of breeds.
     

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