Do roosters increase numbers of eggs???

corriemartin

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I wouldn't have thought so, but I have eleven hens, who have been averaging 5 - 7 eggs/day through these winter months. We just acquired two roosters two days ago, and today--THIRTEEN eggs! (And no, I did not miss any the previous day--they're all laid in the two nesting boxes.). Could this be from the presence of the roosters, or what???
 

CluckerFamily

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What kind of breeds do you have? Any high production breeds?
Are they all hens or are they also pullets in the mix?
 

MissMonty

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But I never heard of chickens laying more than one egg/day, and at least two of them did today.....

I have had multiple chickens over the years that would lay multiple eggs a day :) Its not as common but I have one right now that spring-fall she lays 2 eggs a day almost every day! So its possible. Right now she's only laying one a day but its one almost every single day through the deep of the winter which is great
 

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