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4 chickens, only 3 laying, getting 5 eggs a day........?

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sylvev Mon 18-Aug-08 17:28:44

I thought 1 egg a day was the limit, or have the cats learnt a new trick? grin

Isn't the egg cycle of a chicken something like 23.9 hours? So every now and then a hen may lay 2 eggs in a day. hmm

dilbertina Tue 19-Aug-08 14:16:58

It's not especially good for them to lay 2 eggs/day if it's frequent as they will wear themselves out and die young sad.

If it's a regular occurence you might want to restrict food a bit to try and slow them down.

sylvev Wed 20-Aug-08 08:09:04

Everything seems to have settled down now! All 4 are laying and we are getting 4 a day. The new layers eggs are so cute and our black rock today laid an egg as big as a lemon! Thanks for your suggestions, I'll watch the food rations, though they free range most of the time and are curremtly fighting over slugs grin

The big egg may be a double yolker!

sylvev Thu 21-Aug-08 18:57:18

Stripey, it was smile, DD had it for lunch! Chickens are sooo clever.

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