Hi all, I am a newbie to backyard chickens. I've been using these forums to answer most of my questions and it's been a life saver (or egg saver ;-). Now I have a questions that I don't see an answer to. I have three chickens two started laying eggs about a week ago. I have a camera on the nesting box so I've been able to keep track of them. One of the girls (RIR mix) layed two eggs in three days and hasn't layed since (it's been 5 days since her last egg). She will go into the nesting box for 10-20 minutes in the morning and then come out but there is no egg. It's the only time she goes into the nesting box and she always chooses the one with no other eggs (I have a couple of ceramic eggs in the boxes for now). I have been getting an egg a day from the other RIR mix that started laying.
I was under the impression when the hen becomes broody she is in the box all the time trying to lay on the other eggs. Plus I wouldn't think she would become broody after laying her first two eggs? Do I need to just wait this out or is there something I should be concerned with?
Thanks for your help!