2 eggs at the same time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kenshan1, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Kenshan1

    Kenshan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bonney Lake, WA
    So my cuckoo marans have just started laying. I went out to check for eggs yesterday morning & one chicken was in the nest so I waited a few mins. I ended up watching her do the whole thing, weird yet fun. They were thinner shells but popped out 2 eggs. Both cracked up. So is it normal for 1 chicken to pop out 2 eggs at once? Is there anything I can do to help with stronger shells etc?

  2. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you can get some sort of protein and that should get the egg shells stronger and to me it is not normal.

    Hope this helps
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Two eggs at once is not normal, it is probably just hiccup in her system though. Get your self some oyster shell and put it in a bowl or feeder they will use it if they need it.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    One of my bantam EEs lays every other day, two eggs.

    You can mix some oyster shell in with your feed to encourage them to eat it if they don't. That's what I do- and they leave what they don't want at the bottom of the feeder.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by