3 eggs from 2 hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boks'n'rose, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. boks'n'rose

    boks'n'rose Out Of The Brooder

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    It's autumn here in Aus, so I was surprised to find 3 eggs in the coop yesterday - from 2 hens!!
    Even weirder... one of them has reproductive 'issues' and hasn't laid for about 6 months!
    Weirder still ...
    2 brown eggs in the nesting box - one of them covered in yolky stuff on the outside.
    1 white egg down in the run. Both hens are brown.
    What's going on?!!!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a white one every now and again from my brown egg layers. I think they just skip the paint department.
     
  3. boks'n'rose

    boks'n'rose Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting - I mean, I guess I knew it was one of them (highly unlikely a seagull sneaked in there to lay eggs!)... but... which one!!
    Thanks for your reply![​IMG]
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That's surprising.

    My guess would be that the one who hasn't laid in 6-months is getting back on line. I have heard of an egg within an egg...maybe she just managed to get them out as seperate eggs.
    Interesting story.
     
  5. DvanderSlik

    DvanderSlik Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe one of your hens is hiding a secret friend they adopted without you knowing! If you see some hay in the back of the coop rustling... you might want to take a closer look! Oooh, I like it. It's kinda like a suspense movie [​IMG]
     
  6. boks'n'rose

    boks'n'rose Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I love it - maybe I'll turn it into a mystery novel!
    Needless to say I gave the white egg to the dog.
    And if it was the non-layer coming good - just as well I didn't 'get rid of her' as was suggested ... (could never do that I'm way too fond of them)
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why give the white egg to the dog? Just curious....
     
  8. boks'n'rose

    boks'n'rose Out Of The Brooder

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    The white egg was not in the nesting box... rather, it was inside the coop in an unusual place. I thought that as a) I didn't know how long it had been there exactly, and b) it could have been a weird egg from the girl who had not laid for 6 moths, that we should rather not eat it, and instead of throwing it out, the little labrador with stomach of steel could have it instead!![​IMG]
     

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