How Many Eggs Does a Chicken Lay?

How many eggs a chicken eggs depends on the type of chicken among other factors, including climate.

A mature laying hen will produce an egg about every other day. Three laying hens will give you an average of two eggs a day.

Leghorns, Plymouth Rock, Red Star, Light Sussex and Barred Rocks are some of the best laying breeds.

Depending on whether you want eggs to eat or to raise, starting with good layers and finding the proper ratio of breeds for your specific desires is important. Some hens will brood on their eggs (sit on their nest), while some fantastic layers will not brood. Careful observation of your flock is necessary to make these determinations.

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