How long does it take a chicken to lay an egg???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Willow's Meadow, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    Like I know it takes 24 hours for a chicken to make an egg. But how long does it take a chicken to actually lay the egg??? I saw one of my hens lay an egg and it only took like 5 or 10 minutes....but maybe they where trying to lay it before I went in the coop.
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Mine usually take 40 mins to an hour in the nest, but sometimes they'll be free ranging and then squat- and then the miracle. They'll sit in the nest for ages and then stand up, yell and PUSH when they know it's time. Poor girls.

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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2010

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