How many eggs can a hen lay at a time ?

Asked August 15, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT

I saw here a hen can only lay one egg at a time . I saw one of hens laying in a nesting box , I saw 2 eggs then when I went back and she had gotten out of the nesting box their were actually 3 eggs. I have 3 hens . This was one of my Rhode Island reds. I am a new chick momma . I only saw the one hen in the actual nesting area .

Jefferson County Missouri

1 Response

A chicken can only lay one egg a day. Hens will share nest boxes. It takes 24-26 hours for a hen to make an egg and she only makes one at a time.