8 eggs 7 birds???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eggie and Me, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I'm thrilled but confused. [​IMG] We have 7 26wk old pullets. 4 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Barred Rocks. This is the 3rd time we've
    received 8 eggs. We've also had 4 double Yokers since they started laying (on Labor Day)... Is this usual? I know it is common for there to be inconsistent laying the first year, but 8 eggs and 7 birds??? And this happening more than once. At first I thought I just didn't know how to count... [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    They only lay one egg a day. I've gotten more eggs than birds before. I think that the "extras" were ones left over from the previous day that we laid after I had checked the boxes for the evening.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Sometimes a hen can lay more egg than one time a day. That happened to me. One of my RIRs was in the nesbox twice and I went out 10 minutes after both times a I got 1 egg each time.
     
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    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Sometimes a hen can skip a day and lay two the next. M to the Max had that happen before too.
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Yes
     

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