how long does it take for a hen to lay an egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chixaregreat41, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    217
    6
    71
    Jul 1, 2013
    bruce mines
    I just got my first egg yesterday and I was so proud but today my hen is in and out of the nest box and making an odd sound and shes been doing this for about an hour maybe is it because its her second egg?
     
  2. k9eagle

    k9eagle New Egg

    5
    0
    9
    Apr 28, 2013
    From what I gather it is the egg lay clucking mine do it every time they lay an egg. From what i read it is the chicken telling the rest of the hens to come look what she did. so every time she lay she will start doing this clucking noise that is how i know i have fresh eggs.

    How many hens do you have?
     
  3. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    217
    6
    71
    Jul 1, 2013
    bruce mines
    I have 6 hens
     
  4. k9eagle

    k9eagle New Egg

    5
    0
    9
    Apr 28, 2013
    do you have a nesting box for each hen i have heard that they will also make noise if there is not enough laying boxes.
    I hope i have helped you if not i will do some more digging to see what i can find out.

    K9eagle
     
  5. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    217
    6
    71
    Jul 1, 2013
    bruce mines
    Ya they each got there own and they go in there own each day
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by