2 Eggs A Day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nasnro, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Nasnro

    Nasnro Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, with my latest additions of laying hens I have one girl that is laying 2 eggs a day almost every day. I have seen hens lay the odd extra egg but never this frequently. I was just wondering would this cause much of a problem or is she just a super layer. Thanks Nasnro
     
  2. br0nc0

    br0nc0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well as far as my education goes it's pretty straightforward. A chicken can only eat x ammount of food and nutrients per day and x ammount is required for an egg. If she lays out more than she can consume, that will result in consuming the reserves in her body. Eventually those reserves run out, and she will either lay less or stop laying altogether, I guess you can't really know, it depends on the chicken.
     

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