My hen is laying 3 eggs a day?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeeAnn, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. LeeAnn

    LeeAnn New Egg

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    My Americana hen just started laying and she is laying three eggs a day. How can she sustain that? It's been going on for 6 days! They are small (blue, ~2" tip to tip) eggs. Please advise. Thanks!
     
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  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    are you sure ? never heard of anything like that . I heard hen laying 2 eggs a day , but thats still hard to believe .

    Is she the ONLY HEN laying ?
     
  3. LeeAnn

    LeeAnn New Egg

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    Well, she is the oldest. I have another Americana that is about a month younger and a Black Minorca that is also a month younger. Since the eggs are blue, I know it is not the Minorca. Plus, she is the one that is sitting on the nest and yesterday I kept checking back on her and saw the egg number increase from 1-3. Unless the younger one snuck in there in between my peeks, I think "Hazel" really is laying that many.
     
  4. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No Way !!!!!!!! 3 - you are lucky !!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Can you patent her??????????
     
  6. LeeAnn

    LeeAnn New Egg

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    I know! But I worry about her health with that kind of output! She's our favorite!
     
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet the younger one slipped in and layed. I have never heard or seen a hen lay 3 eggs in a day. 2 yes but not 3.
     
  8. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that is really overdrive...she must have an 'A' personality [​IMG]
     
  9. LeeAnn

    LeeAnn New Egg

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    If that's the case, one of them is still prolific at two a day. But I really don't think that younger one is doing it. I checked every 10 minutes yesterday and Hazel didn't move from the nest. I'll have to put a sky cam in the backyard to really know for sure, I guess.
     
  10. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    It sounds to me that she needs to be on Ripely's Believe It Or Not ! [​IMG]
     

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