Do Hens ever lay 2 eggs on the same day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BawkinOnTheBench, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    We have 2 EE's, Easter and Egg. Easter started laying 2 weeks ago, and has been laying most days. As far as we know, Egg hasn't started laying. She doesn't do the squat or anything.

    Yesterday, we got 2 green eggs, within about 3 hours time. The second egg we know for sure was laid by Easter - she was doing the egg squawk and was in the nest box with the warm egg. That egg was a medium (1 7/8 oz). The first egg was a large (2 oz). Both eggs were exactly the same color.

    So which do you think is more likely - that both eggs were laid by one hen, or that the 2nd EE came in to lay and laid a large egg that was the exact same color as the other?
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Don't go by the squawking to determine who laid what. Around here I get a lot more squawking than I get eggs...... lol BUT is remotely possible for one hen to lay 2 eggs in 1 day. Usually one will be shell-less or otherwise not fully developed. My first guess is that Egg snuck one in while you were looking at Easter. [​IMG]
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    The easy ones do... [​IMG]

    (oh no he didn't!) [​IMG]
  4. mybelle5

    mybelle5 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2008
    Memphis TN
    Why is that when we type E G G S we see Rooster?
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    It is rare for them to lay two eggs, but it is possible.
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yes, it can happen. I had a hen that did this every once in awhile.
  7. wyndski

    wyndski Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    Spring Hill, FL
    Quote:There are a few words doing it.
    If you type C H I C K you will get hen. [​IMG]
    I think someone is trying to be cute for A pril F ool's D ay. (spaced because that is also doing it) [​IMG]
    Just makes for confusing reading. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  8. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Quote:He must be a stud.
  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:I can't believe he said that out loud.......... [​IMG]
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Quote:I can't believe he said that out loud.......... [​IMG]

    I do... [​IMG]

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