Can a chicken lay more than one egg a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gwen, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Gwen

    Gwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if a chicken can lay more than one egg a day? We have 7 chickens and I'm pretty sure we got 8 eggs one day. Perhaps it went unnoticed from the day before but I don't think so. Also, I'm trying to figure out which chickens are laying which eggs and that is also indicating that perhaps someone is laying more than one egg a day. Not often but occasionally. What do you think?
     
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have wondered about this as well. It will be interesting to see comments.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    It happened to me once. The egg came out mis-colored, but otherwise OK.

    Lots of times a second egg comes out shell-less or otherwise "off" because it wasn't ready to be laid yet.
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its certainly not the norm but it does happen occasionally.
     
  5. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a White Leghorn years ago, who laid two eggs in one day two times and laid 30 straight days before a day off.
     
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  6. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a bantam mille fleur that is on her 16th day in a row, 3 days ago we got 2 from her, i dont know whether to be worried or happy! I told the RIR's that they have a lot to live up to, they just squatted and stamped their feet....... i told them no!
     
  7. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I had it happen twice. It was a Rhode Island Red and the first time it happened it was a soft shelled and hard shelled at one time.
     
  8. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    according to the chicken book it takes a hen 25 hours to produce a egg. thats why they lay on average an hour later everyday. So the book says.
     
  9. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Okay! Now I know I'm not hallucinating! I got 4 eggs from 3 chickens today. Extra good news because one of the ladies has been laying soft shelled eggs lately!
     
  10. CindyG

    CindyG Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my little Serama hens gave me two eggs in the same day once. It's pretty rare tho.
     

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