Is it possible for a hen to lay two eggs in one day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MsChickenMomma, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a small flock of 9 hens. One of them lives in the house. The one in the house did not lay an egg today, but I got 9 eggs.

    I have two hens that lay white eggs (Leghorns) but I got three white eggs today. Is it possible for chickens to lay more than one egg in a day? I could have sworn that I collected every single egg from yesterday, but maybe I was wrong?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It is possible, yes, and some hens, though it's very rare, will do it on a regular basis. My grandparents on my mother's side had a hen that laid an egg in the morning and another in the late afternoon, day after day. And she laid them on my grandparents' bed!
     
  3. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! I didn't even know that was possible! Now I'm wondering which one of my Leghorns is the one that did it. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes sometimes they will lay 2 in a day. I got 2 in a day a couple days ago!
     
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say" an egg approximately every 24 hours. Period.
    But I have 2 old hens that occasionally lay 2 eggs a day. They do this in the spring when they first start laying again after the winter slowdown. The hen will only do it 3 or 4 times in the first month as she resumes normal production.
     

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