Is it possible for a young pullet to lay more than once a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mommysongbird, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Our black pullet with the crest is laying our pinkish eggs (95% sure) and so far today, we have 2 of them. About 3 hours apart. This first one came around 10:30 AM and then the second just got it and it was still fairly warm. She was the only one in the coop, so that is why I am 95% sure it is her.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    It is highly doubtful.

    Maybe one got missed yesterday?

    Or someone else snuck in and layed one?
     
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:No, we only get 2 - 3 eggs per day and yesterday was 3 and we got them all. I checked the boxes at 10ish and found the ONLY egg and that was the Oive egg (it was cold, so it was laid earlier this AM, maybe around 8ish). Then around 10:15/10:20ish my son said that Queeny (the one who lays the pinkish eggs) was in the coop and when I went out around 10:30 there was the first egg (pinkish) Then around Noon I noticed that she was not in the run again and looked in the coop and she was back in the box. Looked out about a 1/2 hour later and she was in the run, check the boxes and there was the 2nd egg.

    I always move the straw and chips around and pat it down to see if there are any other eggs. I am not sure HOW they would take eggs from another nest to put in the other when our nests are made of buckets cut in half. The buckets are about 2 inches apart.
     
  4. jmarshall

    jmarshall Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been interested to know this also. I have too many though to tell who is laying what. I thought they would all lay at the same time (age) but I get 7 eggs a day from 13 chickens. Well 10 to be exact since 3 are younger than the rest and not old enough.
     
  5. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is possible, just not that common. :)

    I got two in an hour from the same bird on the same day - her first day of laying. There was absolutely NO DOUBT that these eggs were from the same bird. I only have three chickens, they free range and during the day they only go into the coop to lay, she was the only one to visit the coop that morning, the other two hadn't started laying eggs at all yet, and didn't start laying for another month.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes. I have had chickens lay every other day, two eggs in one day. Then repeat for awhile.
     
  7. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friendhas 5 hens and 1 rooster ( was supposed to be a hen, thanks again TSC ) she is getting 6 eggs a day from 5 hens
     
  8. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes... I had two in one day from a hen. It's only happened once.
     

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