Hen lays her first egg... Twice!

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

  1. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    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!


    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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

    nayeli Songster

    Jan 18, 2014
    I'm just waiting for 1 egg LOL
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