Can a chicken lay more then one egg?!?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcourtney6, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. mcourtney6

    mcourtney6 New Egg

    Feb 15, 2015
    New Jersey
    Hi again! I'm a week new to the site..I use the app on my phone, not sure how to start a new thread without saying I'm new?
    Anyway....I have 3 bantam hens and a bantam rooster..both yesterday and today I went to collect the eggs and got more eggs then hens..I'm driving myself crazy thinking i acidently skipped a day but I didn't..yesterday we got 4 eggs..I went to collect today and we got...are you ready for it?...5 eggs from 3 it possible (I'm assuming yes) to get more then one egg from a hen? I didn't think so..and even in the cold weather (-4° last night) they are good layers!
  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!![​IMG]

    if you have any questions, feel free to PM me!!

    Good Luck with the flock,

  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    It is possible, but it is not probable. Could some of the eggs have been accidentally buried in the bedding and only now unearthed? That has happened to me before.
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I have had this happen myself. Went out in the early, early morning to do chores, and Agatha was on the nest. As I worked, she stood, "assumed the position" and dropped her lovely blue egg. When I took it out of the nest, it was still warm and not completely dry.

    That night I went out to make sure they were all inside and to lock the coop. Agatha was on the nest again. Oh, oh - is she going broody just weeks after starting to lay? Just as I was thinking, "Agatha, you silly girl, you already laid an egg this morning" and prepared to shoo her off, she again assumed the position and laid a duplicate of the morning's egg. Still warm, still damp. No, I didn't confuse her with another hen - she is an Easter Egger and the only blonde in the group. Both eggs were perfect inside and out. She's never done it again, nor have any of my other girls, but she did do it!
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    While possible it is pretty unlikely that such a thing would happen to more than one hen and several days in a row. Maybe some eggs got buried in the nest.

    To start a new thread go to the section of the Forum most applicable (in this case Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying), near the top on the left you will see a blue box that says"start a new thread"

    Have fun.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. What kind of bantams do you have? On rare occasions over the years, I have a really high yield layer like a White Leghorn or a Sex Link lay two eggs in one day, but I don't think I've ever had two hens do it in the same day. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! This site is a great resource, I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions here. :)
    [​IMG] Hens will some times lay two eggs in one day, but it is somewhat rare.
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC!!

    Yes it can happen. I have a hen that was doing this last year. She was 3 years old at the time and was laying 2 eggs a day for months on end. Some of these had shells, and others not. She was laying Lash Eggs as well. (shedding of the reproductive tract and they resemble eggs). I thought may be she was going through henopause for a while, LOL, but after this last molt, the entire condition cleared up on it's own. I was giving her human calcium toward the end every day so she was just pumped up with calcium to put shells on two eggs a day. That definitely helped her. She is about to turn 4 in 2 weeks and she is back to laying one egg every other day.

    2 eggs a day can also be attributed to a fat hen or one that gets too many treats. They don't look or feel fat. But if fat is deposited around her ovaries, it does something to the system and makes them lay more yolks than they should. I also took this in to consideration and have backed way off on the treats. This could be why my hen stopped doing this.

    Good luck and I hope you can figure this one out!! :)
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    The same thing happened to me with my Barred rock but she only did for a week or two.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by