can one hen lay more than one egg a day?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by watersoflethe, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i thought i had 3 coturnix hens.
    they recently started laying so for about 2 days now i've been having steady number of 3 eggs a day.
    i went out to the coop happily expecting 3 more eggs.
    ah there they are..
    one .. two .. three.. four..
    yey that's a lot..
    wait what? 4?
    i only have 3 hens..
    what happened?

    either one hen laid 2 in one day.. (is this possible?)
    or one of my roos are a hen....but they have the golden chest with no spots.. hm....

    can anyone tell me if its possible for 2 eggs from on hen in the same day....
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Yup, hens can lay more than one a day but check your roos again anyway. You should only have one roo with this ratio of hens.
     
  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes...I have had that occassionally as well. Thats a good little hen! [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They can, but it's possible you have some hens that have very little spotting on the breasts, I've got a few goldens that look like roos except they don't have the blush on their faces. Do a vent check to check (gland behind the vent near the tail, if male it will excrete a white foam when you press on it) and look for the blush on the face. If it's brown, golden, or cinnamon (basically any 'wild' marked color), the males will get reddish coloring on their lower face and upper necks. (edit to add: only during breeding season) [​IMG]
     
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  5. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i've seen them crow are they male or can females crow too?
     
  6. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will be male, the females do not crow.
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:They will be male, the females do not crow.

    some do and some even grow spurs too.



     
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  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My hens have more of a chirping sound like a cricket does
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They will be male, the females do not crow.

    some do and some even grow spurs too.





    QUAILS ARE NOT CHICKENS....
     
  10. Friar_Tuck

    Friar_Tuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 hen cortunix, and no roos, just 16 total, and the last two days I have gotten 17 eggs each day!
    So beyond a doubt, they can lay more than one egg a day.
     

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