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  • How do I get my chickens to lay eggs?

  • Once the pullets arrive at the layer house they are fed a layer ration high in calcium (egg shells require a LOT of calcium!) and given 14-16 hours of light daily to stimulate egg production. Most producers like flocks to begin laying at around 20 weeks of age. A flock of hens will lay efficiently for 60-65 weeks.

  • What age do chickens go to the farm to lay eggs?

  • Laying hens – farming (egg production) Commercial laying hens are moved to laying farms just before they start laying eggs, at around 16 weeks old. They’re typically kept until 72 weeks old, when egg production and quality declines. Commercial laying hens are kept in one of the following types of system. Battery cages.

  • When do layer hens produce eggs?

  • Layer hens peak egg production at about 29-31 weeks of age. From then, you can expect your (鈥榮ame age鈥? flock鈥檚 hen-day egg average to be above 70% until about 80 weeks. Beyond this, you鈥檒l want to work out your breakeven on production.

  • How do you calculate how many eggs a chicken farm produces?

  • By using averages. Layer farms work to a hen-day average. This is the total number of eggs produced on any layer farm, divided by the number of laying hens. According to agritech.tnau.ac.in an average of about 鈥?5% is desirable鈥? 263,500 eggs per year.

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