2 eggs, 1 chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WrenAli, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for a hen, around 1 yr, to lay 2 eggs, normal sized, in one day?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen it happen in the 20 or so years Ive been into poultry, but I have heard it is possible, if one egg gets stuck and the other pushes it out on the way.
     
  3. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lovethechickens - Thanks!

    So it probably would be very unlikely to have 1 egg one day then 2 eggs the next out of 1 hen.

    Hrm.. The other must be on strike due to the weather then.
     
  4. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that happen twice over about two years, but it certainly is a rarity! It was a production red hen, and I dont think a day went by without her giving me an egg!
     
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white leghorn does it regularly. 1 or 2 eggs every day. Never 0! not even when the wether sucks. I love that hen.[​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I had it happen once this year. It was 2 eggs within 12 hours. But it is rare
     

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