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What would make a hen lay two eggs in a short amount of time?

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I have a hen in the house healing from an injury and when I went to let her out to stretch a little while ago I discovered she laid two eggs this morning.  Does that just happen sometimes or is there something that causes it?

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Were they normal in appearance? Sometimes an egg will get stuck in the chute and another egg will come up behind it, usually resulting in a problem. I had a hen become egg-bound, and after a warm soak, she "gave birth" to a normal egg, following an hour later with a shelless egg.

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, and five bratty Welsummer hens.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, and five bratty Welsummer hens.
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Both eggs were completely normal in appearance, and she's been laying one day for the last few months.  I was just so surprised to see two in the dog crate today.

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If those eggs were normal, and your hen is behaving normally, chalk it up to being just a fluke.

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, and five bratty Welsummer hens.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, and five bratty Welsummer hens.
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I don't know if I should post this or here sense I didn't start this thread, if I a fend I am sorry but I have the same thing happen to me today, I think??? only on a  bigger scale, I went out and collected today and I had 28 eggs!!!!!!!! first I have never got more then 13 at a time, 2nd,... I only have 21 hens..... whats up with that??? I changed the bedding in nest boxes yesterday and didn't find any hidden, and I collect every day so no leftovers... I have never heard of this, course I am kinda new to my own chickens. ... I tried to post a pic of them but couldn't get it to load  :he  is it really possible my hens laid them or could the neighbors hens came over for a visit? 

would my hens even allow that??

and if so, should I give the extra eggs back?

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Mom to: 3 horses,1 mini Boar Doe, 2 Nubian Does, 1 Togg Doe, 1 Togg billy, 1 ?? spotted doe, 1 LaMancha billy and 1 ND weither. 2 GP LGD, 1 American Standfordshire,  1 Ridgeback, 1 black Lab and 1 tri-colored Aussie. 57 LF hens and Roosters consisting of 3-6 each of 9 different breeds except the EE's I have 10 of those including a Rooster and 12 Batman's (4 Silkies, 1 BB RED, and 7 MF's )  o...
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