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Chicken laying two eggs in one day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tharrell, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    I have two EE's, a hamburg, and a california white. My EE's are the only ones laying right now, and I consistantly get two a day out of the two of them. Well my husband just went outside to close up the coop for the night, and he found another green egg sitting there. A big one too! Is it possible that one of my EE's layed a second egg for the day, or do maybe one of my other two lay a green egg also? I was sparatically getting white eggs here and there this winter from one of them, so I am just a bit confused here? Any ideas?

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    2 eggs in a day can happen. Rare, but others have had it occur.
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have had four eggs in one day, the last two were shell-less though but yeah, it happens
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    There's been a number of folks on here who have told us stories of hens that have laid two in one day... but it is usually early in the morning and late in the evening and then they don't lay an egg the next day.

    Average for many real good layers is one every 25 hours.
  5. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chirping

    Jan 20, 2012
    Queen Creek, AZ
    My hen laid an egg early this morning (before 8 am), and another one at about 2:30 in the afternoon.
  6. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Songster

    Oct 7, 2011
    I am pretty sure my leghorns did this on many occasions during their first several months of laying.

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