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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Forrest_Flock, Jul 24, 2011.
I have heard from a mate that it happens
but I have a feeling he is exaggerating
Does it happen?
It's extraordinarily rare, but yes, it can occasionally happen. I have a bantam Cochin hen that's done it several times.
Short answer is yes, but infrequently and usually young hens.
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.
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.
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.
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???
that is an interesting thought
How do double yolkers develop anyhow?
I knkow nothing about hen anatomy
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.
I hope I get that many...
the mate is grabbing me a couple of production birds
we agreed on that at least