Can a chicken lay 2 eggs a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gumpsgirl, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm just curious, because I think my one and only white leghorn is. It's been the strangest thing! She is the only one in the flock who lays white eggs and I collected two white eggs today and several yesterday. Is this normal? [​IMG]
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    An excellent laying hen can lay an egg every 16-20 hours.

    Rarely, but yes a hen can lay 2 in a day. She would lay one early morning and another late evening. When this happens there is good chance the hen will not lay the following day.

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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I think that's what she's been doing. I didn't even want a white egg layer in the bunch but my son was determined to have a chicken that laid eggs a different color than everyone else's! [​IMG] So, we have Cheddar the WL who is laying up a storm apparently! [​IMG]
     

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