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5 eggs...4 chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyBirdLady21, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 In the Brooder

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    Is there a logical reason as to why one of my chickens is laying 2 eggs a day? [​IMG] My neighbor has chickens, but mine are in a closed pen with a roof...so it's not them. Any explanations?
     

  2. Maybe one of them hid an egg for a day or two? Double ovulation usually leads to double-yolked eggs. Unless someone is playing a prank on you, I'm stumped! [​IMG]
     
  3. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 In the Brooder

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    It's happened twice now...and I don't think my parents would put more eggs in there...maybe I should keep a watch [​IMG]
     
  4. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

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    There are some people who will tell you otherwise but chickens CAN lay two eggs in a day. It is not the same as double yolks and happens rarely but it DOES happen. I wouldn't worry about it because it likely won't continue.
     
  5. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Songster

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    We have 5 pullets and we just got our first eggs today, 1 lone green/blue that came from one of the EE's maybe and then I went back out and there were 13 white eggs piled up in a corner where I had previously looked and all was there was our white pullet Fancy. There were no eggs under that I could see and I have not seen any there until today.
     
  6. motherof7

    motherof7 In the Brooder

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    I have one black star who started laying very sporadically 3 weeks ago. She has since laid 2 eggs at a time on 3 different occasions. I have been in the coop with her or just outside 2 of the times so I know she did it. No one else has started laying yet and her eggs are still little.
     
  7. Nonny

    Nonny Songster

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    What time are you checking for eggs? Sometimes I get 4 in a day from three chooks, but it's because I checked around 3pm or so the day before and another was laid between then and the chooks bedtime. I also got two in one hour from the same chook once, and I suspect the first egg got held up and stayed in the canal somewhere until the second egg was ready lay, so the second one gave the "stuck" one a push to the exit. LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011

  8. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chirping

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    That's nothing! I have 2 eggs out of 4 hens,,,, oh wait. Never mind. [​IMG]
     
  9. annep

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    i swear it happens..We have 8, and had two days where I got nine...in a row, then it stopped..The previous days, I know we got 8 because we count...hasn't happened since
     
  10. cmcgowen

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    This has also been happening to me. I get 6 good eggs and one egg that has no shell about every rhird day. This egg has a membrain like covering that will allow you to pick it if you are carefull. Any Ideas?
     

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