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Yesterday my mini donkeys invaded the coop and ate the hay from the nesting boxes. So first thing this morning I put more hay in. The one chicken who is laying jumped right in and has been there for 2 hours now. Does it take that long to lay an egg? And yes I'm a newbie. Lol
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cute story--- about your mini.

 

It probably doesn't take 2-hours to lay the egg -- but she may like just hanging out in the new hay....  Is she a pullet just starting out, or is she a hen that could be thinking about going broody?


Edited by ChicKat - 2/2/16 at 8:43am

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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She just started laying Saturday. So I don't think she's old enough to go broody. Last time I checked on her she started putting hay on herself like she was trying to hide.. Silly girl
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Some layers do take advantage of the quiet seclusion of the nest box to have themselves a little reprieve from hectic flock life.

 

And other layers require an extended period in the nest in order to relax sufficiently to pass the egg.

 

Some layers are very "efficient", lay the egg, and she's outta there, while others can take several hours. It's a highly individual thing.

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She finally layed and got up. I wish her sisters would get to laying. One egg a day is gonna take forever to have breakfast for my family, lol
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Some layers do take advantage of the quiet seclusion of the nest box to have themselves a little reprieve from hectic flock life.

 

And other layers require an extended period in the nest in order to relax sufficiently to pass the egg.

 

Some layers are very "efficient", lay the egg, and she's outta there, while others can take several hours. It's a highly individual thing.

Agree with this. 

 

new layers especially seem to like to simply hang out in the nest box. I've found as they get older they're often more a "get down to business" mentality. 

Rachel BB

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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