My Ameraucana just laid 2 Eggs in One Day!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by outdoorzgirl, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. outdoorzgirl

    outdoorzgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not even know chickens could lay 2 eggs in one day, but my Ameraucana did just that today. I got my first egg from her Saturday. She also laid Monday, Tuesday, and today. I know it had to be her because my other 4 hens are Rhode Island Reds. How common is this? I also find it odd that she has laid an egg every day except Sunday since I do not supplement them with extra light and it has barely got above freezing the past 2 weeks. I thought they needed more daylight hours to lay daily. How is it even possible for a hen to lay 2 eggs in a day and is it common? She sure is off to a great start!
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Mine lays almost everyday as well. She may take one day off a week. She's a trooper. I have heard of chickens that may lay one really early in the day and then one really late. But, I don't think it happens too often.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    One of my bantam EEs lays every other day- TWO eggs!!! One right after another.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Does she chew DOUBLE mint?

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Does she chew DOUBLE mint?

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    hahaha! The eggs are minty looking indeed! I love those green eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. outdoorzgirl

    outdoorzgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs are so pretty! I had an Ameraucana as a child and I used to love gathering her eggs. I always told myself if I ever got chickens again, I would get another. They have the cutest personalities. I believe I am going to get a few more:D
     
  8. BWKatz

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    Go for it....u only live once. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:How old is your Ameraucana? I have 5 LF EEs that I am waiting on to start laying. I know they are reputed to take forever to start laying sometimes.
     
  10. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha,

    Congrats on your 2 eggs in a day hen! That is great! I had that experience once and it shocked me. But it was just an awesome experience! I have gotten double yolk eggs too. I think that you will probably have that occur with your folk too!
     

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