Ghost eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wendigo, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. wendigo

    wendigo Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2013
    One of the chickens is obviously waiting her first egg. For the past 3 days she spent about 1 hour every morning sitting in the nest, gathering straw around and over her. The rooster is guarding her every time. But still, after 3 days no egg. I tried to feel it, there is something hard in there but I can't tell if it's an egg or a bone as I don't have too much experience. I know they usually have a hard time laying the first eggs, but is it normal to take her this long?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    She's practicing and he's 'supporting''ll come.

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