Can Hens lay more than one a egg a day.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bartlett Farms, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Bartlett Farms

    Bartlett Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    When i let the ladies out for the day there were 0 eggs when i got home i had 29 eggs. I only have 23 chickens. i have RR and EEers. Or is there an an Egg Fairy.
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, it happens occassionally. My Broiler X hen does it more often than the rest of my hens.
     
  3. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today we SAW it happen. Our Americauna ("Roaster" is her name) laid an egg this morning, then acted all upset (either broodylike, or upset by the visiting dog-on-a-leash), went into her box and laid a second egg. Both eggs appear normal.

    She is a few weeks post moult when she hadn't laid an egg for around 12 days. She is 2 years old.

    We are wondering, how old will she be when she stops laying? A book reported Americaunas will lay into their old age 5-10 years!
     
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Chickens never stop laying completely. [​IMG]
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, as long as a hen is healthy, she will continue to lay eggs. The older she is the more time there will be between eggs.

    PS. There is no "i" in Ameracauna.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010

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