how many eggs do they lay a day???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauren6, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. lauren6

    lauren6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the glorious surprise Tuesday of finding our first eggs, there were two perfect minty green eggs in the nest box, it was so exciting!! best present Ive gotten in a long time!!

    So the next morning we got one more [​IMG] this morning another then I heard a little racket coming from the coop a little later and Rosy was in the nest box laying an egg!! She is the only one Ive caught in the act but surely she hasnt laid 5 eggs in 2 1/2 days??? Im thinking marigold might be laying also since they are the only two EEs I have.

    Is it normal for chickens the same age to start laying at the exact same time? or is Rosey and egg making maniac?!?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Chances are they are both laying now. Sometimes they will lay 2 eggs a day, but it's pretty rare.

    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  3. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens have a 25 hour ovulation cycle and, when young, will lay every day for 4-6 days and skip a day. Although there are variances, don't expect more than one egg a day.
     
  4. lauren6

    lauren6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks [​IMG] sounds like we are 2 for 7 now [​IMG] i bet the Barred Rocks are next, and I cant wait to see a itty bitty silkie egg [​IMG]
     

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