Rhode Island red lays 2 eggs in 2 days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SeismicWave9, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. SeismicWave9

    SeismicWave9 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow super cool! It's not often hens lay two eggs in one day, your lucky
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    2 eggs in 2 days?.......or 2 eggs a day for 2 days in a row?
     
  4. SeismicWave9

    SeismicWave9 Out Of The Brooder

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    2 eggs on 2 separate days. Now I'm just waiting on my other chickens to start laying. I have 2 buff orpington's, 1 barred rock, 1 americuna and 1 wyandotte. They should all start laying any day now.
     
  5. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! My Red as well laid two eggs (at) for its first time, but am not so lucky to get two at another time. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickyduckduck

    chickyduckduck New Egg

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    My RIR was brought home reportedly already laying a little over a week ago. Day 1 and 2 at our home she laid an egg, and hasn't since... curious if there's something I'm missing?
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Moving a bird to a new home is stressful for them and often results in cessation of lay, the first egg anyways was already in process when she arrived at your place. She should start back up again as soon as she acclimates and feels comfortable, unless she's about 18 months old as may go into a molt.
    Do you have other birds?
    How did you integrate this new bird?
     
  8. chickyduckduck

    chickyduckduck New Egg

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    She is, reportedly, 5-6 months old-ish. We had 2 chickens that are 4-5 months already, prior to adding her and a same age Easter Egger. We also got 2 slightly younger. The 2 older birds have donever exceptionally well, closely supervised and slow integration. They do the pecking on the others but not severely at all...the younger two had to be separated, they were getting sadly picked on by all the others from the get go. We have them in a separate caged are inside the free range fenced yard. Thathe way they get their own food and water and can acclimate. The there 4 are getting along beautifully!
     

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