Can 1 hen lay two eggs on the same day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick-a-dow-dee, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Chick-a-dow-dee

    Chick-a-dow-dee Chirping

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    Either I have one hen laying two eggs or I have two hens laying a eggs in the same spot. I have seen the one hen lay when there are no eggs, when she gets up there are two eggs but I don't have my eye in her all the time so another could be taking her place when the first leaves bit the time frame is very quick. Does anyone know if one hen can lay two eggs at about the same time?
     
  2. Firekin1

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    Production layers can lay 2 eggs in the same day but not at the same time, 2 hens even 3 or 4 will lay in the same nest.
     
  3. Exning

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    One day, we had 3 regular sized egg, and one baby egg. But we only have 3 chickens! So i guess it's possible hah
     
  4. charliethezero

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    My silkie would lay two eggs a day a few times a month and rarely skipped a day. She was the best. I definitely know she did because I only had her and a silkie roo at the time. One of her daughter's would too but not as much, those were the only ones though for me.
     
  5. Chick-a-dow-dee

    Chick-a-dow-dee Chirping

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    Thank you for your responses. Tomorrow I'm keeping all the hens in the coop until everyone is through laying so we'll see how many eggs I end up with...:eek:
     
  6. AmericanMom

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    We have 12 nesting boxes, out of those twelve my 25+ layers use three or four nest...not surprising when I go out and find 8 eggs in one box [​IMG]
     
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  7. Chick-a-dow-dee

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    Do you let them free range or are they confined? I've let mine free range pretty much all day and I think some of my hens (I have 4) are laying God knows where. It seems that if I don't let them free range first thing they won't lay at all. Are they playing me for a newbie sucker? :barnie
     
  8. AmericanMom

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    Mine free range 1/3 of an acre... I had one hen that wanted to go broody under a pile of brush and dead tree's we had that we were going to burn come fall, but it wasn't the best place for her so I kept taking her eggs and one day she wouldn't move, had DH help me and he finally got her off the one egg and then we destroyed her spot hoping she would instead chose to brood in the coop, she is laying her eggs in the coop but hasn't went back to acting broody.... I have yet to find another hen laying outside.... I do keep fake eggs in some of the nesting boxes tho, I wontder if that helped "show them the way"
     
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