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Egg Laying Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lyssa, May 13, 2011.

  1. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who has been setting on her nest for 2 hours, it seems like it's taking a long time for her to lay the egg. At what point do I need to be concerned? Now? Or, give her some time? Thanks
     
  2. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course as soon as I asked this question she laid her egg... She's now roaming happily around the yard [​IMG]
     
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Hens are like women -- I'm sure you know mothers who have gone into labor in the car on the way to the hospital and others who took two days [​IMG]
     
  4. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been worrying about my hen too. It seems like it's taking longer and longer for her to lay. She's at 4 hours today! But once she lays, she seems perfectly fine. Eggs are normal-sized too.
     
  5. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my girls needs 3 or 4 half hour sessions in the box before she finally lays. sometimes the others get pretty annoyed...nest hog!
     

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