Hen lays her first egg... Twice!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PrairieChickens, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Songster

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    I have a 5-month old black copper marans hen named Mindy who laid her very first egg yesterday...and her second! Had she not been isolated in a coop and run away from the rest of the flock, I would have just assumed it was the work of two different chickens, but sure enough, I checked for eggs yesterday afternoon and found two dark brown henberries in a nesting box!

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    My hypothesis is that she was actually supposed to lay her first egg day BEFORE yesterday, but the "urge" never struck to lay, so there the egg sat until egg #2 came along and gave it a little push. Today she laid her 3rd egg, but I don't expect any more "double duty" from her in the future! lol
     
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I had that happen with a few pullets on their 'first egg'...thought it couldn't happen but I guess it's not uncommon.
     
  3. nayeli

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    I'm just waiting for 1 egg LOL
     
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