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Is it possible for a chicken to lay more than 1 egg in 1 day?

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Hi all!

A few days ago I went out to our flock of 4 for a mid-day check-in. Somehow there were 7 eggs! All were healthy, a good size, and not soft shelled. The nesting box had been cleaned out that morning and there were no eggs then. We have 2 cuckoo marans and 2 ameraucanas. This was the first time this has happened and also the first time 1 of our cuckoo marans had laid after her winter "break". There were 4 brown eggs and 3 blue eggs. (Brown=marans, Blue=Ameraucanas)   

 

 

So...Is it possible for a chicken to lay more than 1 egg in 1 day?

Thanks for your thoughts! :)

post #2 of 5

Yes, it happens upon occasion, but it would be really bizarre for it to happen to 3 hens in a flock of 4.  Could anyone be playing a trick on you?

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Thanks for that advice. The eggs were surley real. They had a little dirt and everything. It was also an oddly warm day for February.

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You are not alone - it happened to me today.  Amazing !    One of my Auracuana hens laid 2 eggs today.   She is one of 9 hens, the only Auracuana and the only one that lays blue/green eggs (so I know it was her).   My hens will be 11 months old in April. 

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I have had one double egg, but one egg was about 1/2 an inch wide and VERY soft. It was by the same chicken at the same time.

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