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I got 6 eggs yesterday and 7 today. So in between yesterday and today one of my girls laid twice. Is this even possible?
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Not common, but possible yes. I had a hen once that would lay twice in a day about every other month.

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I got 6 eggs yesterday and 7 today. So in between yesterday and today one of my girls laid twice. Is this even possible?

Yep it's possible, my Rhode Island Red did this for few days when she first started laying.
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My Rhode Island Reds I've been laying for about two months now. This was the first time it happened and I didn't think it was possible but I guess it is LOL.
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Her body will regulate it soon enough, I was having big eggs double yolkers from couple of my other young layers. I guess that's almost equivalent to 2 eggs a day😳
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A hen’s internal egg making factory is rather complicated with lots of parts. Occasionally there can be a glitch. If it is a regular occurrence then there may be a problem, but if it is pretty rare, no big deal.

If a hen releases two yolks instead of one, you might get a double yolked egg if they are released at the same time. If they are spaced out a bit, you will probably get two eggs in the same day. Often, not always but often, they skip laying an egg the following day. This is more common in pullets just starting to lay but occasionally an older established hen can have a hick-up.

Often, not always, either both or especially the second egg can be weird. If two eggs are in the shell gland at the same time getting the shell material laid on, you might get some strange markings on the eggs. The hen’s body normally makes a limited amount of material that goes into the eggs each day. You might see a difference in size, but generally not that often. The stuff you normally see is a shell-less or thin shelled second egg or the color is a lot lighter if she normally lays a brown or green egg. She just doesn’t have enough shell material or pigment for the second egg. But sometimes the second egg is perfect.

So what you have seen is perfectly possible but hopefully fairly rare.

 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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