Eggs today!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MaisyMoo, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. MaisyMoo

    MaisyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    We have 5 chickens that are 5 months old and today, one cinnamon made a little nest in the woods and when I checked on her, there were 4 eggs in there. Is it normal for one chicken to lay 4 eggs in one day? This is the first day we've ever gotten egg and she's the only one with the red comb, wattles and cheeks. Thanks for your thoughts :) One egg was huge and three were normal sized. She is a cinnamon.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    A hen can't lay that many in a day. Occasionally 2 can be laid but that's unusual. Either she's been laying for four days or more or there are other hens laying. Congratulations.
     
  3. MaisyMoo

    MaisyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes sense. Maybe she laid one or two the past few days (those I found this morning) and then two today (the two I found after the first two were found). Thanks :)
     

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