And They Said It Couldn't Be Done!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenfeathers, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. My Buff Orpington , "Angel", laid 2 eggs today!

    She seemed under stress so I sat with her until she laid her first one (it took almost an hour).

    She stayed in the nest & kept panting & making that screaming noise that they do when they are going to lay.

    Sure enough, after about another hour, she laid a second one.

    Here's a photo of the eggs. The one on the left was the first one laid. Both eggs are larger than the norm:

    Has anyone else had this experience? I have a feeling that it's very unusual!

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:you think the 1st. egg was suppose to be laid the day before and her usual egg of the day followed almost directly behind ?

    It is highly unusual . DID she lay an egg the day before ? How old is she ?
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Double ouch!
  5. cajunlizz,

    I don't know if she laid an egg yesterday. [​IMG]

    She is just over a year old.
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I have had a hen do that before as well. I thought it was very unlikely. Great for you though. [​IMG]
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    The first eggs my rescued broiler hen laid were the same it can happen! Those poor girls though [​IMG]

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