Two eggs a day?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Achelois, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Achelois

    Achelois Out Of The Brooder

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    My Light Sussex has started laying two eggs a day. It's been going on for at least several days consistently now. She doesn't lay eggs as large as my barred rocks or my gingernuts, but if she's laying two, well then! They've had 100% hatch rate when I've incubated them.

    Is this normal? She's spending a huge amount of time on the nest and I think she's trying to brood as she's plucked her breast and is doing the broody shuffle, but maybe she's working overtime since I keep taking them away?

    I know her eggs as I only have one Light Sussex hen and the other hens all lay eggs of different colours, shapes and sizes...plus, they're all accounted for. So these eggs have to be hers, they can't be coming from anyone else.
     
  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you feed your chickens? I want to use that stuff!
     
  3. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock lays two eggs a day also! :)
     
  4. Achelois

    Achelois Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha, they just eat the best chook food I can get at the time from the local farm supply store, as we're out in the wops. None of the others do that, although I have one frequent double-yolker.

    Perhaps it's because of the nutritious toddler scraps - the wasted buckwheat pancakes with hazelnuts? Or because she overheard the phonecall where someone wanted to buy some eggs, lol.
     
  5. bockbockbegawk

    bockbockbegawk New Egg

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    My little white leghorn laid two eggs late last night/early this morning. She's pretty young and just started laying this summer 5-7 eggs a week. She went a few days without laying (stress of adding a rooster I think), so this totally caught me off guard. I'm glad to hear it's somewhat normal- but will it hurt her? How can I make sure she's getting enough calcium? Sorry to hijack your thread!
     
  6. Achelois

    Achelois Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't think it's unusual as a one-off :) My other hens have occasionally held eggs over if they've got the pip because their favourite nest box is taken, so I imagine it's something like that. If it keeps happening I guess she will need more calcium though? I always have grit out so that mine can self-serve anyway, as I don't want to give high calcium feed with a rooster and young ones in the mix.
     

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