6 hens, 7 eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MicroFarmMom, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. MicroFarmMom

    MicroFarmMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 2, 2011
    So.....we got 6 hens. No doubt about it. 6 eggs a day for a week almost. 1 male after culling. And yet - today we got 7 eggs o_0 so.....is someone laying 2 times a day? And if so - how does that work? I mean, doesn't it take a lot out of them to make those eggs?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    One could have laid right after you checked them last and then right before you checked them. Sometimes they will lay two a day, but not regularly. Usually it becomes a double yolker, but this time the second yolk must have gotten a shell. Very rare, but it happens occasionally. Usually in young layers working out the kinks...
     
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    More simply...A hen laid 2 eggs in less than 48 hours. Nothing to worry about. It happens!
     
  4. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 22, 2011
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    is one leg horn? my leg horns do that too.
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Nope. This is in the quail forum...
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Quote:Wrong forum buddy, this happens a lot. People give advice for chickens on the quail section. This can lead to the OP losing many birds if it was something like eggbound, aggression, ext.
     

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