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 In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    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. Yes, it happens occassionally. My Broiler X hen does it more often than the rest of my hens.
  3. 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 Songster

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