Magical Egg-Laying Hens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. You are not going to believe this - i don't. i have six Red Star hens in an enclosed coop and pen. Also have one EE in there who is just finishing a molt and has not started laying again.

    i collect eggs every day - six big brown eggs every single day, rain or shine. i collected those six two days ago, i know i did. Then yesterday afternoon i go out and find TEN eggs. Well, i thought to myself, i must have missed some or forgotten them over the past few days. So i checked every nook and cranny in the six nest boxes and made sure those ten were it.

    Then today i just went out and found EIGHT big brown eggs laid in plain sight in two of the nest boxes(?!?!?!?). How on earth is that possible? i am not making this up. i knew those Red Stars were egg-laying machines, but this is beyond belief.

    Here is the booty from today (made a quiche from the ten i collected yesterday).


    Here are some of those rockin' Reds. i used to complain about how pushy they were, but not complaining now!

  2. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    WOW!! [​IMG] Congrats!
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    wow that is great. your ee lays what color eggs? brown?
    i wish i could get double out of mine.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I love my sexlinks too! Egg laying machines for sure!!! But I just wish they'd slow down a bit, since so many of them end up with reproductive issues in their 2nd and 3rd years of life.
  5. Quote:Oh no, what type of reproductive issues? Just wondering what i should look out for.

    Also, from what i've read, they only produce an egg every 26 hours. Is it possible for them to lay more often that that? i just don't know how this is happening.

    "what was I thinking" - my EE lays green eggs, so she isn't contributing to this onslaught of eggs.
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    WOW [​IMG] Thats amazing.... CONGRATS !!!
  7. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY

    and Knock on wood, that is really ammaizing.

  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My sexlink is my only layer. I [​IMG] that bird!!
  9. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Songster

    Dec 20, 2008
    Chandler AZ
    WOW! [​IMG]

    Ok, you have to update us daily on your numbers!
  10. scubagirl

    scubagirl In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    Thats excellent.

    I watched one of my cochins the other day lay an egg, and then never get up to leave after about an hour I thought what is she doing going broody or something and I came close to her to offer some scratch she stood up hissing and out plopped a double yoker. Thats basically like laying 3 eggs in one day. Amazing what they can do sometimes.

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