ABNORMAL? Little hen is Laying more than 1 egg a day? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FreeRunRevolution, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. FreeRunRevolution

    FreeRunRevolution Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens that are just reaching maturity as they hatched in the summer. 2 of the hens started laying a month ago. 1 small egg each, every day. I can easily ID their eggs from my mature hens as 1 little girl is an Aracana with a little green egg, and the other little girl is a Leghorn with a little White egg.
    The Leghorn egg is small, although sometimes it is bigger than expected and even once was a double yolker! Wow--impressive for such a young hen! [​IMG]
    The other 4 hens are siblings from a later batch, all black bantams whos mothers lay average size brown eggs.
    Last week these 4 also began to lay and I'm finding 3 or 4 little brown eggs added to the batch every day.....
    Now recently we had an anomaly, when I found 2 white eggs in one day. I figured it was a fluke and my leghorn layed one early in the morning and one later in the afternoon, but today and yesterday it happened again! 2 white eggs in one day!
    I know which eggs are my matured hens and none of them lay white eggs. My Leghorn should be the only girl in the flock with a white egg...
    I presume they are not from my 4 recently matured black-bantams as I would assume their eggs would all be light brown like their mothers?
    Is it possible that my little leghorn is a super-producer??
    Has anyone ever known a chicken to lay more than one egg a day?
     
  2. FreeRunRevolution

    FreeRunRevolution Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible that one of the maturing bantams is laying a white egg, even though their mothers do not?
     
  3. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes...my bantam hens lay eggs ranging from white to light brown in color.
     
  4. Komaki

    Komaki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it helps, ALL my hens lay 2 a day when I give them 14 - 16 hrs of light a day.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:How interesting.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Are you sure you're remembering to collect the eggs everyday? I seriously doubt they're all laying 2 eggs a day.
     
  7. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    If my 20 hens would just lay one a day...the would be amazing!

    Maybe you forgot to collect for a day or two!
     
  8. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:i think you need to get on the phone to the National Enquirer. That's pretty unbelievable. Really.
     
  9. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think you need to get on the phone to the National Enquirer. That's pretty unbelievable. Really.

    [​IMG] No kidding. Maybe you have alien chickens or something. [​IMG]
     

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