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Egg production #6969921
08/21/20 10:53 AM
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Collecting 7 eggs a day from 8 hens. Is this good or should I be getting 8?


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969930
08/21/20 11:01 AM
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That 8th hen would be golden brown on a plate. wink


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969935
08/21/20 11:06 AM
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Good enough for me.


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969936
08/21/20 11:07 AM
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I'd be happy with 7 out of 8.

Depends on the breed also.

If you used to get 8 for 8, check corners and other hiding spots. Sometimes hen lay in new spots.

Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969959
08/21/20 11:43 AM
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6 or 7 would be fine by me

age and breed plays into it as well


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969965
08/21/20 11:47 AM
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That's a good rate. As said above, age and breed factor in. Also time of year and length of daylight.

No hen will lay every day all year round. At least none that I know of.


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969967
08/21/20 11:51 AM
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That rate is normal.


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969976
08/21/20 12:01 PM
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You sound like a welfare recipient. Just kidding.

7 for 8 is great. There'll be some 8 for 8 days but chickens don't lay 365 eggs a year.

Be happy.

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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969984
08/21/20 12:17 PM
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Thats pretty good. It takes 25ish hours for an egg to pass through a chicken. As the hens get older, they lay less frequently.

Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6969995
08/21/20 12:30 PM
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10-4, appreciate the info.

They just started laying and sounds like they are on track. While they arenít really free range we move them around so they can graze along with their pellet and scratch grain rations.


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6970076
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Sounds like your chickens are doing well for just starting to lay. I bought black australorps 1.5 yrs ago after having rhode Island reds, red sussex, and others. All good layers but the BA's are a little different than the others. 2 went broody and it took several weeks for their hormones to return to normal and back to full production.

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We isolate broody hens in a small rabbit hutch we keep just for that purpose. A day or two in solitary confinement usually gets their mind right.


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Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6970105
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It's easy, though messy, to check if a hen is laying. Just look at the vent. Hens that are actively laying will have wide, moist, sort of glistening. looking vents, with a fair amount of color, that open easily if you lightly push on the skin above with a finger. Keep your face back when checking or you may be anointed with poop.

I often buy large number of older laying hens and select the ones that are still laying out and sell the others to my meat buyers.

Keith

Re: Egg production [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6970123
08/21/20 03:57 PM
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Hobbie, we have always had breeds that are categorized as dual purpose breeds that are supposed to lay about 4-5 eggs in 7 days. Strict layers like White Leghorns might approach an egg per day, but many breeds do not. You should praise your girls for a good job and go make a nice omelet! grin


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Re: Egg production [Re: Patrice] #6970154
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Originally Posted by Patrice
Hobbie, we have always had breeds that are categorized as dual purpose breeds that are supposed to lay about 4-5 eggs in 7 days. Strict layers like White Leghorns might approach an egg per day, but many breeds do not. You should praise your girls for a good job and go make a nice omelet! grin


Duly noted!

Nothing like fresh eggs.

I canít bring myself to talk to chickens but I do reward them with fresh garden veggies from time to time.

Here they are and the 2 roosters.

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