My girl rocks .... 7 eggs in one lay!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 007Dawn, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. 007Dawn

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

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    My one road isalnd red must be realllllly happy she laid 7 eggs in one sitting! WOW! I have heard the happier they are the more they will lay.

    I have about 29 eggs this morning and 11 girls! I'm so proud!
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    How long was the "sitting"????!!!!!!
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  3. 007Dawn

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    Not long she just seemed to drop one right after the other. I didn't think they could lay that much at one time and apparently neither did she![​IMG]
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    ok I have to see this-can you catch her on film? its just seems thats impossible-I mean no disrepsect at all-just jealous if this realy happened:) I cant imagine that is a good thing health wise? Oh that poor hens hoo-ha!!!
     
  5. 007Dawn

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    ok I have to see this-can you catch her on film? its just seems thats impossible-I mean no disrepsect at all-just jealous if this realy happened:) I cant imagine that is a good thing health wise? Oh that poor hens hoo-ha!!![/quote

    No offensie taken! I think it is so cool but it is done and we will have to wait until tomorrow and I would love to take a picture and or film it but I don't have a camcorder.

    All my girls are healthy and sassy! We read on line that the worlds record was 12 at one time! I think that is amazing!
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    That really is beyond the norm. The most I had a hen lay in one day was 4 and it's because she had a problem with them being jammed up in there. One without a shell was 'stuck' and there was a back up in the assembly line (poor Betty). Their bodies are programmed to usually lay at most one per day.
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  7. 007Dawn

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    Maybe so but mine was happy as can be and she laid them!

    I knew she was "fat" but I would had never guessed. Just plop, plop, plop one right after the other. They are all normal size and healthy looking.

    In 1913 there was a hen that was said to had laid over 300 eggs in one production year. Which was said not to be able to be done either. So I guess every hen to herself! LOL

    And like previously mentioned there is a record of a mans hen laying 12 at one time. So I guess we never really know!
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    WOW!! That really is amazing-Im glad your hen is happy too-I know if I had to give birth to more than 1 child at a time I'd would want to be knocked out!!!
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    No, we never really know! But it is a terrific strain on them so I hope it was a one time thing!
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  10. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow. I think 7 eggs would just about outweigh one of my RIR pullets. They are good layers though.
     

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