16 eggs from 15 hens? Your thoughts please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marlo1968, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lorenzo, TX
    I have 15 hens, 10 white leghorns and 5 red stars (also have 9 chicks). Every day I get 14-15 eggs, normally 10 are white and 4-5 are brown. On a rare occasion I only get 9 white. Anyway, yesterday I got 6 brown and 10 white. On Tuesday there were 15 eggs, so I know I didn't miss one the day before. I thought each chicken laid at most one egg each day. I know that sometimes a hen will miss a day. Any ideas? Has anyone else had this happen? Is this a normal occurance?

    [​IMG]Thanks all
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. shadowmane

    shadowmane Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had people tell me hens can lay two eggs a day, but I've always thought that was on old wives tale.
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    My white leghorns has layed two eggs in one day once, one very early in the morning, one in the afternoon. So yes, I would say it is possible, especially because you have white leghorns, the queens of egg laying! I've seen it happen on here other times, too.
  4. Oakieridge

    Oakieridge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2012
    Lincoln Co., OK
    I used to think the same "one egg per hen per day" but we had 3 cuckoo marans hens and we got 4 eggs twice in one week from that pen. I know we didn't miss any and we pen our birds by breed so no it couldn't have been another hen in there, lol.

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