Extra egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brock4, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. brock4

    brock4 New Egg

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    Hi,

    Ok so this is the second time this has happened in the last 4 days. I have 4 barred rock hens and we have collected 5 eggs for that day. I collected the eggs the night before and looked thoroughly thru the coop and had 4 eggs, the next day we had 5. Do I have a ghost hen leaving me a gift? Is this possible?

    Brad
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Why sure, every flock has a ghost hen or two. [​IMG] My guess is that one of your hens is laying two eggs over the period of a day. On the day after the 5 eggs have you been getting 3? Generally the 'egg every 24 hr+' cycle seems to even out.
     
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  3. brock4

    brock4 New Egg

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    Yes you are right with the 3 I believe. It happened this past Saturday then again yesterday. I am not complaining but I might run with the ghost hen story for a while.[​IMG] Oh and thanks for the kind welcome!
     

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