Egg laying problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dianalhanson, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. dianalhanson

    dianalhanson Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens has been laying each and every day. Today she has been in the laying box
    for now 5 hrs. and has not come out. I opened up the box and she was not happy with me. I have
    never seen her take that long to lay and egg. Is there a serious problem?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you see an egg in the box? She could be broody.
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brooding hen? You might end up with a chick!
     
  4. dianalhanson

    dianalhanson Out Of The Brooder

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    No, she will not let me look, she gets upset when I lift up the lid to the box.
    She usually rosts as night but tonight she stayed in the laying box. What
    does brooding mean? Sorry I am fairly new at this.
    Thanks
     
  5. dianalhanson

    dianalhanson Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't have a roster?
     
  6. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She won't let you get the egg! Sounds like She's incubating it! I really don't know any advice on how to move the egg either...how long has she been doing this? Make sure you put water and food in front of her tho
     
  7. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
  8. dianalhanson

    dianalhanson Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible for a egg to get stuck?
     
  9. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok...did you actually see an egg under her?
     
  10. dianalhanson

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    No, no roster. She has been in there since 3:00 P.M. today/
     

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