Multiple Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LJoWilly, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1 yr old Buff Rock, Einstein, who lays an egg everyday like clockwork.
    23 days ago she laid 3 eggs in 1 day. 1 normal one at 8 am, 1 soft shell around 6pm, and another soft shell sometime during the night. Today she did the exact same thing except she laid back to back soft shelled eggs.
    Oyster shells are offered at free choice, no other issues that I can see.
    My question is, is this her being so young and new to laying, or is this something more serious? I have read somewhere that this could be her body producing eggs faster than what her body can shell them.
    I have marked my calendar to see if there is a pattern.
    Anyone else experience this?
    Thanks in advance.
    Leanna
     
  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it's her being new it's a very new thing to her body and it kinda has to practice if you know what I mean so that's why young chickens lay double yolks and old chickens don't much but her body must be a bit hyper active or something because it's a bit odd for three
     
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  3. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Top Rooster.. I can tell by her actions when she is getting ready to lay multiple eggs, she gets quite and tail is down.. then out comes the soft shelled eggs. She was purchased from Rural King, as a "Buff Orpington" but I later found out that she is a Buff Rock. Either way, I love her and her flock mates the same. They are my happy place!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    One year old is not 'new to laying'....
    ....I assume she has been laying since she was about 6 months old?

    Soft shells do create some odd behaviors/stances.....
    ....more difficult for the contractions to move a softie down the pike.
    It must feel odd.

    Can you post a pic of her?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?

    She may be a high production hybrid layer, thus the everyday laying.
    They are more prone to reproductive issues,
    like releasing multiple ova at a time that the system can't shell.
     
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  5. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She started laying at the end of December. 20170413_190633.jpg 20170507_195501.jpg 20170413_190633.jpg
    They are fed New Country Organics soy and corn free layer.
     

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