Impossible!! (?) – verified – one chicken 2 eggs - about 8 hours apart

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PacsMan, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    Salt Lake Valley
    "Checkers" gets picked on. She's been in the 'chicken hospital' for several weeks. Every time we try to put her in with her 10 sisters, they pick on her. First her foot, and the last time it was her comb.

    We have 4 EE chickens that are about 4 months younger than the 11 sisters are. We're getting tired of Checkers being in the 'hospital' all alone, and are going to try to put her with the 4 EE'ers.

    So, this morning I moved the hospital next to the tractor with the 4 EE'er chickens, to get them used to each other. I'll try to put them together in a week or so.

    I checked the 'hospital' at 3 or 4 pm before we went out tonight. I came back tonight at 10:30 pm, to tuck everyone in for the night and there were 2 eggs in the hospital with Checkers!! - She's the only chicken in there, and there absolutely was not an egg in the pen when I left. (Because I looked really hard and was disappointed that I hadn't gotten Checkers' egg for today. I thought, 'what's wrong with you bird, give it up!')

    Of the two eggs, one had a weird bulls eye design on it, and the other had a very soft, pliable shell. It wasn't shell-less or mush, and I was able to pick it up.

    I thought that chickens only laid one egg a day.

    Anything wrong with my bird?

    Are the 1st egg (and even the 2nd?) ok to eat?

    Anyone else have this “problem…”

    Someone (smarter than me) tell me what's up with Checkers!

  2. PacsMan

    PacsMan Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    Salt Lake Valley
    What, no one has an answer to this? Surely someone has had experience with 2 eggs in a day. ~bump~
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's possible. I've twice gotten 5 eggs from 4 hens. I don't think you need to worry. Some people will eat the soft egg, I don't. You could cook it and feed it back to the chickens.

  4. dc09

    dc09 In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    Just North of London
    i've had 3 eggs from 2 ducks, it has happened a few times, but not ever had it with chickens.

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