Can a chicken lay more than one egg a day?

Gwen

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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Langley, Washington
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?
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
6,372
47
251
Benton (Saline County) AR
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.
 

FrizzlesRule

Songster
10 Years
Dec 22, 2009
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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.
 

mboreham1

Songster
10 Years
Dec 14, 2009
293
4
121
Carmichael, CA
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!
 

Scoop

Songster
11 Years
Jan 16, 2009
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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.
 

fishman65

Songster
10 Years
Apr 18, 2009
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5
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flat rock
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.
 

siriradha

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 16, 2009
81
0
29
Colorado Springs, CO
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!
 

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