Do chickens ever lay two eggs per day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Forrest_Flock, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I have heard from a mate that it happens
    but I have a feeling he is exaggerating

    Does it happen?
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    It's extraordinarily rare, but yes, it can occasionally happen. [​IMG] I have a bantam Cochin hen that's done it several times.
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Short answer is yes, but infrequently and usually young hens.
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  4. oaklandmama

    oaklandmama Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    Oakland, CA
    This is interesting, I didn't think it could happen either, but after reading this I think it happened to us. We have two white leghorns and the first day I think one laid two eggs. We thought they had both started laying the same day but there's for sure only one of them laying.
  5. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    my dad has one that will lay 2 a day. i didn't think it was possible, but unless we have feral chickens running around in this neck of the woods, it's the only possibility.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  6. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Quote:Yep - that about sums it up. One of our Black Australorp hybrids laid two on her first day. My theory is that the first egg got held up in the exit chute while the second one was in production, so although they were made a day apart, they were laid one after the other on the same morning.

    I've also heard that some hens have an egg cycle slightly less than 24 hours, so every so often the timing means that you will get two eggs on the same day.
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have had that happen a few times over the years. One egg will get layed early in the morning and a second later that day. Maybe instead of producing a double yolk egg they produce two separate eggs???
  8. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    that is an interesting thought
    How do double yolkers develop anyhow?
    I knkow nothing about hen anatomy [​IMG]
  9. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    My girls started layging about two weeks or so ago, Last week One of them laid two. I have six girls. I picked four eggs in the morning and my picked three more in the evening. They've been producing and average of four/five a day other than the day following the seven. I only had three that day.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  10. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I hope I get that many...
    the mate is grabbing me a couple of production birds
    we agreed on that at least [​IMG]

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