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6 eggs from 4 hens

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

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    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 Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    Sounds like at least 2 of your other chickens are laying
  3. sarahs chooks

    sarahs chooks In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2010
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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 Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    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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