Multiple eggs from one hen each day...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WyoChickenMamma, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...yes a man was telling my husband they he used to raise hens and had some that would lay 2-3 eggs each day. Is this possible and if so what breed is it? I think he was telling a "fishing" story...you know the kind, I caught a 2 pound fish, I mean a 4 pound fish...well actually the fish was more like 6-8 pounds....LOL.
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I think he was exaggerating, I don't think any breed of chickens lays that much. not even the production hens that are bred to lay efficiently
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I don't think thats even possible. [​IMG]
     
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    I don't think it's possible for any breed to lay that much, even the battery hens. (so sad [​IMG])
    Although some of my sex-links have occasionally been known to squeeze out more than one per 24 hours in the past [​IMG]
     
  5. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a 'fishing' story! If there were hen like that don't you think the big corporations would have jumped on it!? I have once or twice had a hen that laid more than one egg in a day but it is really unusual.... and that happens with a lot of time between each incident.
     
  6. redeye roy

    redeye roy Out Of The Brooder

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    that guy was on the farm there sonny fle on the wind mill an he was sitting on the sack of seeds:weeelol
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Quote:Thats from a 70's song and now I'm going to be trying to remember what song all day.
     
  8. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    Quote:There's a guy at one of the local feed stores who makes similar claims about his birds. At one point someone did breed a super layer Leghorn hybrid that laid something like 371 eggs in one year - but that was an incredible feat and I don't think it has been matched.

    On the other hand, if you see this guy again, tell him I have a bull for sale that gives 20 gallons a day with 10% butterfat.
     
  9. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was telling a friends daughter about our hen laying two eggs in the space of an hour on her first day of laying, and she said the 6 chickens at her school lay three eggs EACH, every day. I questioned her and said maybe they get three eggs per day from 6 chooks, but she is adamant that they get up to 18 eggs per day in total.

    I really think she's telling porkies, but I don't know enough about these things to tell her she was wrong.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Quote:My neighbors granddaughter swears they have an 80 year old hen. I think they're both telling porkies!
     

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