3 eggs from 2 hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by meekasmom, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a hen lay more than 1 egg in a day? I checked the nest box in the morning and there were no eggs, In the late afternoon I checked again and there were 3 eggs! I only have 2 hens. I know that 1 of them didn't lay the day before, so maybe she layed 2 the next day?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Yes it's possible... especially when they first start laying and usually it's the prolific layers such as leghorns and sex links.
     
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    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone is an over acheiver!!!
     
  4. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my hens are sex-linked Golden Buffs, I think. Last summer they both layed everyday without fail.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Quote:You're correct...and very lucky lol.[​IMG]
     

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