2 hens, 3 eggs in 12 hours

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ccchicken, May 8, 2007.

  1. ccchicken

    ccchicken In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Is it normal for a newly laying hen to lay 2x in one day? I have one that started 2 weeks ago, and she is now laying 1x a day, and my other hen laid her first egg yesterday. This morning I looked in and there was 1 egg and when I checked in on them a couple of hours later, there were 2 more. Not that I am complaining, but is that a common thing?[​IMG]
  2. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    I had two young Buff Orpingtons and I frequently got 3 eggs a day. I don't know if yours will keep it up forever(my girls got killed by a neighbors dog so I don't know how long they would have lain extras) but enjoy the bonus egg while it lasts.

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