6 eggs from 4 hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bedste, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 Ancona Pullets started laying about a month ago. This week almost every other day I am collecting 6 eggs. For instance Sunday they layed 4 (one each) Monday 6, Tuesday 4 and today 6..... how is that possible. From what I understand it takes 25 hours to produce an egg.
     
  2. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like at least 2 of your other chickens are laying
     
  3. sarahs chooks

    sarahs chooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I get this quite a bit aswell, I have 9 chickens, 1 isnt laying, but I get 12 eggs from 8 laying girls... we don't mind makes the children laugh [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I recently read that commercial houses get more like 2 a day by leaving lights on 24/7. Just read it once; don't know how true it is. Do they have an all night light source, like maybe a street light that lights up their coop?

    If they're doing this with normal darkness, then just be grateful -- and know that your birds may wear out sooner from laying so often.
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If one egg is smaller than the other,then its just passing an egg close to the one it needs to lay.Its called a fart egg.(I dont know of an easier word to use).
     

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