Do Buff Orpingtons just lay one egg a day???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Willow's Meadow, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I heard Buff Orpingtons lay just one egg a day. But I went in the coop today and one of the Buff Orpingtons was standing right over 3 eggs and two were cold and one was warm. I guess a different chicken could have laid the others and then she laid one right in the same spot. But I was just wondering if Buff Orpingtons lay just one egg a day???
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    ALL chickens lay at the most, one egg a day. [​IMG]
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Yes, it is imposable for one chicken to lay more than one egg a day because it takes proximately 24 hours for a hen/pullet to make an egg. [​IMG]
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't call it impossible...many people have had chickens mysteriously manage to produce more than one a day but it is extremely rare.
     
  5. One a day is a good day.

    And if you have an orpington that can lay three a day, I have a new name for your breed.......Super Chicken.

    Wishing you the best. And yes, the other two eggs were from days previous or from other chickens.

    I had a chicken that layed two eggs in one day but the second egg was not formed right.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Generally all chickens lay no more than one egg a day; however, on very long days if a hen's cycle becomes somewhat skewed there is the outside chance that two eggs might be laid in the same 24 hour period. This would be followed by a skipped day for sure.
     

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