2 eggs in one day??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coop-er, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 RIR and they lay religiously. The other day one of them laid two eggs in one day. How common is this? I don't believe I've read anything about this kind of thing. Might I be fortunate enough to see this from her again??
     
  2. jenifry

    jenifry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is VERY rare. Their bodies aren't made to keep up that kind of production. You will most likely see an egg a day out of a RIR until they are past prime egg laying age. Unlike some people will lead you to believe, reds will continue to lay until they are 4 years old or older, but as they age their production declines to maybe 1-2 eggs per week at 4 years old. My dad has an Australorp that is over 6 years old and still lays 2 eggs a week.
     
  3. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting....they do seem to be "super-layers", they are the only survivors of predator attack and the two are all alone.-however even though all of their flockmates were killed ( they were all raised together) they have never missed a day of laying.
     
  4. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my sexlinks do two eggs a day each twice a week and 1 egg each 2 to 3 times a week.. the other days no eggs.
     

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