- Mar 19, 2021
I have a 21-week old barred rock who started laying normally in the nest box three weeks ago. However since then, four times she has either laid a normal egg in the morning (or not - but she still tries) in the box, and in the evening drops two soft eggs. When this happens it happens sometimes within 12 hours. Does anyone know why she's producing three eggs in less than 24 hours? Her flock mates are laying normally. She has organic Purina Layena with oyster shell available at all times, as well as free choice oyster shell. She gets to free range most of the time, their run is 4' x 15' for four young hens, and the coop is 4'x4'. I live in North Central Washington and it's been hotter than hell. I use misters, a swamp cooler, and shade blinds & tents to keep them cool, and put ice in their drinkers and little pool every couple of hours. I give them spinach, corn on the cob, watermelon, grapes, a little scratch, and dried grubs for treats. I'm stumped!