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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:47 pm 
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Is the above possible?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:10 pm 
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I have 6 pullets, 1 bantam silkie and 5 large fowl. Silkie has started laying about a month ago. The rest has not. I check their nest box/run daily for eggs and collect them.

Few days ago, I found an egg in the run, which is unusual as the silkie normally lays her egg in the nest box. And in the same afternoon I found an egg in the nest box, which I assume its from the silkie. So 2 eggs within a day ?from the same silkie? Both eggs are similar in size/colour. Hence the question.

Also the silkie has started going broody, today is day 3 being broody, I found an egg under her on day 2 broody. I thought they dont lay when they are broody? Again, the egg size/colour looks similar to her normal.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:00 pm 
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They can still lay for a while after they go broody; think it takes a little while for them to stop & stay sitting on the eggs.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:06 pm 
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Actually there are claims of some ISA types ovulating every 22 hours. So whilst it is quite uncommon, perhaps it is possible.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:13 pm 
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Normally no. In cases where a first egg travels down the oviduct too slowly it may get closer to the next one. Usually those eggs show a flat side or a mark on them if they get too close together.

I would say no, unless something is very abnormal about the laying.

Sometimes eggs from large fowl can be quite small when they begin laying.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:35 pm 
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I have had two eggs from one hen in 24 hours but it is not usual this day I checked the girls (only had three at the time) in the morning and no egg that evening tnere were four. Simple maths - three girls and four eggs so one of them laid twice. That is the only time I had it happen to my knowledge so just a glitch in the laying system I guess

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