2 eggs a day from the same hen???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mychickensloveborage, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. mychickensloveborage

    mychickensloveborage New Egg

    Dec 17, 2008
    I have 2 RIRs, 1 Barred Rock, and a black cochin bantam (and a buff cochin bantam roo, though not relevant for this question) and am finding 2 eggs daily in the coop. Is it possible that my bantam is laying 2 eggs/day? I'm suspecting not, especially because one of the eggs always looks (if just a tiny bit) smaller than the other, but wanted to check with the experts. [​IMG]

    These chickens were all free range, and (i THINK) had all begun to lay, but now that i've put them in a coop and enclosed run, it seems that only 2 (or 1, as it were; i'm not experienced enough to tell) are still laying. The coop is well over 16 square feet--i understand that 4sq' per bird is supposed to be the minimum in-coop--and their run was extended yesterday to about 200 square feet. Still, they seem kind of p.o.'d that i've jailed them and separated them from their feral friends [​IMG] I have them on layer crumbles and they get kitchen scraps....any advice appreciated.

    p.s., it's in the 70's here, so cold is not a factor.

    p.p.s., sometimes the rooster escapes, and i've noticed the egg production will drop (to 1 egg/day) when he's not around. does the presence of the roo have any effect on egglaying?
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It is certainly possible (tho rare) for a hen to lay two, or even more rarely three, eggs in a single 24 hr period.

    That's *a* single 24 hr period, though, not on a regular basis.

    If it's happening regularly, I will bet dollars to donuts (whatever the heck that actually means [​IMG]) that the other egg is from another hen.

    Have fun,

  3. mama3chix

    mama3chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
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