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Ghost eggs?

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

  1. wendigo

    wendigo Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    She's practicing and he's 'supporting' her...it'll come.
     

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