How Many Eggs Does A Chicken Lay A Day?

When calculating how many chickens you need to get, you're probably asking yourself – how many eggs does a chicken lay a day? Let's dive into this topic and figure it out.

How Many Eggs Does A Chicken Lay A Day?

This will depend based on the following variables: 1.  The breed of chicken 2.  The age of the chicken 3.  The season

Breed

Some breeds of chickens are primarily bred for their egg-laying capacity. Others are bred to grow quickly and provide an abundance of meat.

How Many Eggs Does A Chicken Lay A Day?

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Age

Depending on the breed of chicken you choose, they may take time to start laying, especially if they are dual-purpose heritage breeds that tend to take a longer time to start.

Season

Chickens will slow down or even stop laying in the winter unless you take measures to extend their laying season.

Molting

Chickens molt. They shed feathers and then grow new ones. While they are molting, they will not lay eggs as their energy is directed towards the newly emerging feathers.

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