My bantam cochin starting laying 14 days ago. For about the last week, she goes into the nesting box and sits for HOURS...like 2-4 hours. We have two nesting boxes and 6 hens; 5 of which are laying. Most of my girls lay their egg in about 20-30 minutes. I first thought that since Ginger is last in the pecking order and is often pecked at and spends a lot of her time off alone, that maybe she was just getting the other girls back by camping out in the "favorite" nesting box. But I'm now seeing her breast feathers in the both boxes. She does eventually get up and spends the rest of the day free ranging. She doesn't hiss at me when I open the box and pet her or collect eggs from the other box. I just don't know??? Do small cochins take more time to lay? She didn't seem to the first week...or maybe I just didn't notice?