11 Hens, 12 Eggs??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by digger MN, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. digger MN

    digger MN Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, What the heck happened here? I understood that hens only lay one egg a day. Right. out of the 11 hens 2 lay white eggs. I went out a 8am yesterday got 10 eggs ok 8 brown 2 white. went back out about half hour later and a brown egg and white in the box. These white hens started laying with the rest about July and have not miss a day yet. Would be nice getting a even dozen everyday but WHAT do you think is going on??
     
  2. cottage19

    cottage19 Out Of The Brooder

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    It IS close to Christmas...maybe the egg elf is getting an early start...[​IMG]
     
  3. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen that used to lay 2 in one day on occaision..stupid mr fox ate her and I have not had a hen lay 2 in one day since then (she was a mutt hen that looked like a mottled houdan)
     
  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! You have SuperChickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had the same thing happen to us last week. 11 RIRs and we had 12 eggs one day!
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets will do that sometimes. As they get older things get more normal like 5 eggs a week with 2 days off not in a row all the time. Any chickens laying 7 days a week will only last one year due to burn out. Normal egg laying is 3 to 5 eggs a week per chicken, these will lay for many years. Your production stock like sex lind and hybred do not lay much past 2 years since they burn out. Many do not make it past one year.
     
  7. digger MN

    digger MN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, by the way it looks to me I should start hatching some eggs now to take over for the hens I have now. That will burn out in April. Hey they have been great for the first ones I have raised. See what the next ones are like. I like chicken stew.
     
  8. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, digger, that's how the chicken math begins.
     
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    My best layer ever was my Dom Aunt Susie. She'd give me an extra one once in a while and she never missed a day that I had her (bought her and 2 chicks, so she was broody), but after no chicks the eggs kept coming.

    I had to sell my flock when we lost our house. Susie went to the feedstore lady's friend. She says Susie is still giving her eggs and may miss a day every few weeks, but that's it. She's the favorite bird at her new home.
     
  10. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time my EE laid, she gave us two.
     

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