How long do your hens set?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okiemamachick, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chirping

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    How long do your hens typically set befor laying and moving on? Most of my hens have laid their eggs for today then the last one went in and got in the favorite nesting box and has been there a couple of hours. I haven't noticed her being broody acting she's usually out and about is she dabbling with being broody? I don't know what the normal range is as far as time in the box is concerned.
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    This depends on the chicken though it seems pretty quick, I would be cautious if she stays in there in case she is egg bound.
     
  3. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chirping

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    She finally came out singing though I'm not sure if she laid because everyone uses that ONE nest and all the eggs were warm from her :/ if I was going by egg song alone I should have 5 eggs I believe
     

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