TWO 'FIRST EGGS' ON THE SAME DAY AT THE SAME TIME!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countryladyNH, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OUR FIRST EGG(S)!!! TWO TODAY, AT THE SAME TIME!!![​IMG]

    Well, almost right after I wrote this post this AM, hubby called me outside to see one of our hens in the nest box!!

    www.backyardchickens.com/t/1128653/still-no-first-egg#post_17425774

    There was a lot of squawking going on by all 4 hens, but it was Maisie, as expected, in the nest box. He left for work just after noon, and I went back out. This time PRISSY was in the nest box all comfy sitting there. A bit later, and despite the fact that we have 2 boxes, MAISIE was now cramming herself into the same box with Prissy. It was about 1:30.
    Maisie got out, but just stayed in the coop. I had to go in the house, but came out at 2.
    THERE IN THE NEST BOX WAS PRISSY ONLY, AND ONE PERFECT, SMALL BROWN EGG, STILL WARM! [​IMG]

    I thought it was her egg. Maisie was not in the coop at this point. I stroked Prissy, and she stood up and dropped an egg RIGHT INTO MY HAND!
    I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! TO SAY I WAS IN SHOCK WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!

    Maisie had laid her egg in the box with Prissy, and then gone into the run. I just managed to go out to the coop just after she laid her egg and went out, and so I thought it was Prissy's and went to pick her up and pet her. I am still just gob-smacked that my beautiful Prissy laid her egg right in my hand at that moment!

    SO, THIS IS OUR 'BIG DAY'!!
    THURS., AUGUST 18, 2016, A BEAUTIFUL DAY ON 'OUR OLD HOMESTEAD' IN NEW HAMPSHIRE---TWO 'FIRST EGGS' AT THE SAME TIME!!!
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    Maisie

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    Maisie

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    Our other girls coming to investigate...

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    Prissy got in a nest box...
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    Maisie came back in....
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    ...No, this is not one chicken. Maisie squeezed herself into the same nesting box with Prissy! That is Prissy's face and Maisie's fluffy butt.

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    WHEN I CAME OUT AT 2:00, AFTER HEARING A LOT OF CARRYING ON, I FOUND MAISIE WAS NOT IN THE COOP, THERE WAS ONE WARM, PERFECT EGG IN THE NEST BOX WITH PRISSY, AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP, AND SHE DROPPED HER EGG---THE SECOND EGG IN MY HAND!

    WE ARE JUMPING FOR JOY HERE AT THE OLD HOMESTEAD!!![​IMG]
    I SURE WILL REMEMBER THIS ALL MY LIFE!

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on your first eggs! How exciting! No, it isn't possible for a hen to lay more than one egg at a time. Maisie and Prissy are both laying. Don't be surprised if you don't get eggs the next few days, or you get some odd eggs, such as an egg without a shell, or no yolk, or two yolks, etc. It usually takes a little bit for pullets to get everything sorted out. [​IMG]
     

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