The "Two Eggs A Day" Chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Bantam Guy, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. The Bantam Guy

    The Bantam Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont even know :p
    My EE (the first ever chicken i got/hatched) lays 2 jade-greenish eggs a day has this ever happend to you or why is she doing this and im 100% sure beacuase shes the only green egg layer in my flock..
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It takes 25 hours to form and egg...if you get 2 in one day from a single bird, chances are that one was laid during the night and the other late afternoon and you found them in the evening.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Not necessarily so. I have a BSL who laid 3 eggs in a 24 hour period, 2 of which I witnessed were laid about 5 minutes apart. This can happen when a pullet is just getting her system geared up. So, though the text books state that it takes 25 hours, and I agree, that's the norm, some pullets don't abide by the books.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm sure it can happen as a glitch, just like shell-less eggs, double yolks, etc. I'd be worried if the bird continued to do it, seems she'd be at risk for reproductive issues. And they couldn't do it day after day, that's for sure.
     

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