a chicken laying 5 eggs a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DozhierChicks, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. DozhierChicks

    DozhierChicks Hatching

    Sep 1, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    So today 2 (we think) of our chickens started laying.
    We have:
    - 1 silver laced wyandotte
    - 3 easter eggers
    - 1 cinnaman queen
    - 1 buff orpington

    We think the Buff orpington layed 2 because they were a light brown. We also think our cinnaman queen started laying ( we acctually saw her lay an egg) but we got 5 eggs that looked like she layed. So we were wondering if its possible that an cinnaman queen can lay 5 eggs in less than 24 hours or do you think one of the other chickens layed it?
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Well Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and Cinnamon Queens lay brown to dark brown eggs. And depending from where you got your Araucanas they could be Easter Eggers, and because Easter Eggers are mix breeds some do lay brown and white eggs.
  3. auburn

    auburn In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2012
    West Michigan
    I'm about 99.9% sure that the other hens must have eggs that look similar to the cinnamon. I've never heard of a hen laying that much in such a short time, but I could be wrong! If she is indeed laying that much though it isn't good for her. Overlaying can cause egg binding in many birds.

    If she is indeed laying all of those...I'd suggest contacting Guinness World Records! [​IMG]
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Multiple hens are laying. Those brown layers all lay similar colored eggs, and the shade of each egg can vary a bit, especially in new layers whose bodies are still learning about making eggs.
  5. DozhierChicks

    DozhierChicks Hatching

    Sep 1, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    Thank you for responding. My 13 year old posted the question. We were both shocked to wake up to 6 eggs when there were none yesterday. I am sure it's more than one, probably at least 3 of them laying. How funny that they all started laying at the
    same time! An exciting day though. Guess we will start them on layer pellets now and set out oyster shell and baked egg shells.
  6. I have read somewhere on here (BYC) that hens of production breeds lay about every 25 hrs.

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