Two eggs at once??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Garden Gal, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    Okay, I admit to being new at this and THINK I know the answer, but want to run it by those with far more experience...

    When I went into the coop early this morning there were TWO little eggs on the poop board under the roost board! I was shocked and thrilled - these are my FIRST TWO EGGS! [​IMG]

    They were both small, right next to each other, and broken. Is is possible for one hen to lay two small eggs at one time or did two birds actually lay their first eggs sitting side by side on the same night/morning???

    One of my BR's was making a lot more noise than normal yesterday and she was even louder today - we were outside painting the coop trim and she was non-stop chattering most of the day. She was also a bit "up" - she kept going in and out of the coop and even tried to get out of the yard at one point (the top net was down at one corner since we were painting). All the other hens were their normal selves, not making a lot of noise, etc...

    We do have nesting boxes but did not have any straw in them, so I did put some fresh pine shavings in two of them until I can get straw tomorrow.

    Any thoughts? I'm expecting that hear that no, one bird did not lay two eggs and that two hens happened to "start" at the same time. :)
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009

  2. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    Ok, for the record most hen lay an egg every 26-28 hrs. for an average of 2 eggs every 3 days. That being said. I had a hen lay two eggs in 1 day. My first layer laid her first two eggs (I am assuming) within a few hours of each other. There were no eggs in the morning and at 4:00 pm two eggs in the nesting box. One egg was warm and the othe was cold. Both very small but georgous eggs.

    I thought my son was playing a trick on me because I had been complaining so much about not getting any eggs yet. I know when I posted the story a few other people had had similar experiences. I have never had it happen again, but I know it is possible.

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