Can they lay more than one a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HippiAiti, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two giant cochin hens and I've been keeping careful track of how many eggs I get each day. The first week they were laying, I got maybe one a day on average. Then it quickly moved to two a day. Now they each have their own nest and I was getting used to finding one egg in each nest every day. Then, yesterday, there are two eggs in one nest and one in the other! Is it possible that one of my hens laid two eggs in one day?!

    I've questioned everyone else who lives here to see if they're playing a practical joke on me and everyone seems to be genuine in their response to me that they didn't do it.
     
  2. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed you didn't have an answer to your question and I'm curious also.

    I did a search of the forums and found this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=111379


    From what I've read, it's possible. Especially if you only have 2 laying hens and 3 eggs![​IMG]

    Apparently, you are doing a good job of raising them!

    L.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It's possible, but not very common.
     
  4. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is possible. My naked neck hens are laying 1-2 eggs a day each. So I can get up to 3-4 eggs from them. [​IMG]
     

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