can my chicken lay more than once a day?

hammykins

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we have 4 chickens...Peeps, a Rhode Island Red, just looks like a mother and has recently started squawking and getting crazy. I figured she'd laid an egg somewhere. Each day we get two eggs around the same time. The other chickens seem younger...but maybe one of them is laying, too? Or are both eggs coming from Peeps? they look the same, beige.

I should mention the other 3 chickens are a Polish, a Silky and an Araucana (blue eggs I think)
 
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newham0614

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Peeps don't lay eggs, pullets do. They must be around 6 months old and will only lay 1 egg a day with the proper amount of light.
Welcome:welcome
 

wolftracks

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ummm yes they can. I used to have a Dom hen that would do that every oncein a while. Know it was her because at the time she was the only one I owned that didn't lay a white egg and we check boxes several times a day. So yes it can happen although very rarely
 

hammykins

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so, then I guess we probably have two layers...just so weird they started laying on the same day. And only one chicken exhibited the squawking (egg song) and the squatting and spreading her feathers like i read about.

Thanks
 

Pequena Bandada

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Hammykins- three of my four pullets started laying the same day. (weird, huh?) The other started about a week before them. So yeah, it's more likely that you have two layers than one who's laying two eggs every day.
 

wolftracks

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Supposed to be 23 hrs, but Aunt Susie was special.

I had to give up all my birds last year. Aunt Susie went to a lady that says she stiil occassionally lays 2 eggs a day. She loves her!
 

wolftracks

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Pullets!

Yeah it sometimes seems it's Monkey See Monkey Do.

Once those egg songs get going it's a lot of fun.

They're probably all just getting ready to startand you got 2 to start.

Congrats!
 

Qi Chicken

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We had two start laying on the same day too. I wonder how common that is? Maybe we should take a poll????
 

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