Is it possible for a chicken to lay more than 1 egg in 1 day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Deviledegg, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Deviledegg

    Deviledegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    A few days ago I went out to our flock of 4 for a mid-day check-in. Somehow there were 7 eggs! All were healthy, a good size, and not soft shelled. The nesting box had been cleaned out that morning and there were no eggs then. We have 2 cuckoo marans and 2 ameraucanas. This was the first time this has happened and also the first time 1 of our cuckoo marans had laid after her winter "break". There were 4 brown eggs and 3 blue eggs. (Brown=marans, Blue=Ameraucanas)


    So...Is it possible for a chicken to lay more than 1 egg in 1 day?
    Thanks for your thoughts! [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, it happens upon occasion, but it would be really bizarre for it to happen to 3 hens in a flock of 4. Could anyone be playing a trick on you?
     
  3. Deviledegg

    Deviledegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that advice. The eggs were surley real. They had a little dirt and everything. It was also an oddly warm day for February.
     
  4. Sandy80

    Sandy80 Out Of The Brooder

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    You are not alone - it happened to me today. Amazing ! One of my Auracuana hens laid 2 eggs today. She is one of 9 hens, the only Auracuana and the only one that lays blue/green eggs (so I know it was her). My hens will be 11 months old in April.
     
  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had one double egg, but one egg was about 1/2 an inch wide and VERY soft. It was by the same chicken at the same time.
     

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