One chicken laying four eggs in two days? Um...what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HouseMouseHens, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2012
    Portland, Oregon
    My Coop
    So I have eleven chickens, only one of which is a white egg layer. I just posted recently asking why on earth my almost 7 month old chickens were not yet laying. Since then, my Blue Andalusian started laying, and today is her seventh day! The other's not so much... Haha!
    My question though, is this: Both yesterday and today, I got two eggs a day (all white). I read here yesterday that it's possible(but rare) for young chickens to lay two eggs a day when they first start their cycles, but is it possible that it happened two days in a row? Yesterday we got an egg at 8am, and another around 4pm. But today, we got one around 10am, and another just now at 12:30. Could one chicken have laid four eggs in two days?? Sounds crazy!
    I looked into my other chickens possibly being white layers, and the only one that I thought could be is my Welsummer, if she was in fact a Brown Leghorn since they look pretty much identical. But she doesn't have the white spots (ears?) on her head like a leghorn....

    Any ideas?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I think you'll find you have four or more hens laying. If you will post some good pics in this forum, we have some people here who are excellent at identifying breeds!

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