Could she be laying internally? :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magicpigeon, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I was really excited today seeing as my hen appeared to be laying her first egg. She was in the hutch for about 1.5 hours then came out, clucking et cetera to get a drink as if she had layed an egg. However there was no egg in the hutch and I checked her bottom but coudn't feel anything. Should I check an area specifically? Or is it normal for them to "mimic" a real egglaying before they do start to lay?

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    She's probably just practicing. Sounds like you'll be getting an egg soon.
  3. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    [​IMG] Oh yeah, totally normal! My EE did it day after day before accidently laying it in the grass outside the coop....LOL....she had been in the coop for at least an hour....I would say this weekend!!! WooHoo!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

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