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Hen Laying at Night?

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I have a flock of 7 red sex linked hens - all laying since early winter - getting six or seven eggs each day in the nesting boxes. About a week ago, I started finding a single egg almost every day beneath the roosts in the morning. The egg is completely cold, so I assume it ended up there during the night. It seems to be a perfectly normal egg and I see no signs of any health problems with any of the girls. Is this normal? Temporary? Indication of something more serious? Thanks for any help. 

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It can be normal, but not normal, sex links can lay so many eggs that sometimes there's a glitch, it's hard to say if it's a sign of anything more serious. There wouldn't be anything you could do anyways. I think it will stop after a bit since it takes about 26 hours to make an egg, most hens hold it during the night but your hen isn't, she should start laying in the morning again.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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