wondering if chickens are laying properly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by arkieone, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. arkieone

    arkieone New Egg

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    hello everyone Ive been rasing rhode Island red chicken for 8 months now and I am worndeing if my chickens are laying properly or if Im doing something wrong. I have 11 hens Ive raised from chicks and am getting 5 to 6 eggs a day should i be getting more. If so can someone please give me some advice
     
  2. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That sound perfectly normal. I hope everything goes well for you!
     
  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Actually that sounds about right. Not sure what the eggs-per-week rate is for RIRs but I had two Production Red hens and while one layed anywhere from 6-7 eggs a week the other was lucky to give me 5. It depends a lot on the individual hen, it's age, diet, environmental conditions, current mood... you get it, every chicken is an individual.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How many hens do you have?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined us. As others have stated, that seems about right. Many folks are under the impression that every chicken gives you an egg every day. There may be days when that happens but there will be more days when less than the whole flock lays. Best of luck to you! :)
     
  6. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They said 11.
     
  7. arkieone

    arkieone New Egg

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    THANKS EVERYONE THAT IS A BIG LOAD OFF MY SHOULDERS. THIS IS MY FIRST TRY AT RAISING CHICKENS AND I WAS AFRAID I WAS DOING SOMETHING WRONG THANKS AGAIN
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If they are pullets(less than a year old), and I assume they are, I'd say you are missing some eggs.

    If you got the chicks in spring of 2015, so the birds are now over a year old, the 5-6 could be about right.

    If you free range, some could be laying out in the range area.
     

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