EgGs??SITting in the BOX to LONG??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kera!, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. kera!

    kera! Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    Navajo County
    My RIR is 19 weeks 4 days and yesterday morning she laid her first egg at about 745 today we went out and she was in the box for about 20 minutes and when she got out to our she ok is this just a learning curve?? she sang the egg song?? she acted like she was going to lay?? is she ok.?? wE HAD A SHELL LESS EGG YESTERDAY BUT NOT FROM HER???[​IMG]

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    It all sounds very normal. I've had hens sit in the nest box for hours before laying their egg, others take only minutes, some sit for awhile and never produce anything, but go back later and out it pops. I wouldn't worry too much about your girl at this point - it does take a little while for the system to work itself out to operate at highest efficiency.

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