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Can a chicken lay more than one egg a day?

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I'm wondering if a chicken can lay more than one egg a day?  We have 7 chickens and I'm pretty sure we got 8 eggs one day.  Perhaps it went unnoticed from the day before but I don't think so.  Also, I'm trying to figure out which chickens are laying which eggs and that is also indicating that perhaps someone is laying more than one egg a day.   Not often but occasionally.  What do you think?

Loving life on beautiful Whidbey Island with 1 husband, 3 sons (17, 19, and 21), 1 golden retriever, 1 yellow lab, 1 cat, and 7 new chickies born 6/28 - 2 buff orpingtons, 1 black star, 1 black australorp, 1 dominique, 1 barred rock, and 1 white rock.  http://livinginlangley.blogspot.com/
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Loving life on beautiful Whidbey Island with 1 husband, 3 sons (17, 19, and 21), 1 golden retriever, 1 yellow lab, 1 cat, and 7 new chickies born 6/28 - 2 buff orpingtons, 1 black star, 1 black australorp, 1 dominique, 1 barred rock, and 1 white rock.  http://livinginlangley.blogspot.com/
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post #2 of 82

I have wondered about this as well.  It will be interesting to see comments.

6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
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6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
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post #3 of 82

It happened to me once. The egg came out mis-colored, but otherwise OK.

Lots of times a second egg comes out shell-less or otherwise "off" because it wasn't ready to be laid yet.

One thing is for sure. The price of a dead hen is a dead pred.
Trapping the trap-savvy raccoon
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One thing is for sure. The price of a dead hen is a dead pred.
Trapping the trap-savvy raccoon
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post #4 of 82

Its certainly not the norm but it does happen occasionally.

Ellen
Foster mom to anything with feathers!
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Ellen
Foster mom to anything with feathers!
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post #5 of 82

I had a White Leghorn years ago, who laid two eggs in one day two times and laid 30 straight days before a day off.

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i have a bantam mille fleur that is on her 16th day in a row, 3 days ago we got 2 from her, i dont know whether to be worried or happy! I told the RIR's that they have a lot to live up to, they just squatted and stamped their feet....... i told them no!

post #7 of 82

I had it happen twice. It was a Rhode Island Red and the first time it happened it was a soft shelled and hard shelled at one time.

post #8 of 82

according to the chicken book it takes a hen 25 hours to produce a egg. thats why they lay on average an hour later everyday. So the book says.

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big_smile  Okay! Now I know I'm not hallucinating! I got 4 eggs from 3 chickens today. Extra good news because one of the ladies has been laying soft shelled eggs lately!

Carolyn, Rod {people}
Bella, Biddy, Lovey, Kiwi, and Poppy {feathered people}
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Carolyn, Rod {people}
Bella, Biddy, Lovey, Kiwi, and Poppy {feathered people}
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post #10 of 82

One of my little Serama hens gave me two eggs in the same day once.  It's pretty rare tho.

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