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how long does it take to actually lay the egg, anyway

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1othechicks, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. 1othechicks

    1othechicks New Egg

    Oct 14, 2008
    Today our little flock started lying eggs!!! yay! But one of the girls is still in the nest box. She has been sitting in there for almost 2 hours. Is that normal?? Is she okay??
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    When mine first started laying some did lay in the box longer then others. Heck my cochin hen became broody after laying only a dozen eggs! She is in the nest box constantly now. I wouldn't worry.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    hens can sit and rustle around and rearrange themselves for hours before every laying their egg. No need to worry. She may not even lay one and is just there for her own reasons. LOL
  4. 1othechicks

    1othechicks New Egg

    Oct 14, 2008
    Oh! Thankyou!! My dughter and I have been quite worried. Us silly city people:D I was starting to have visions of chicken ememas. Very relieved now, thank you all. She can sit in that box all day if it makes her happy
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    They can sit in the nest boxes for a long time and not lay any eggs. I don't let them sleep in the nests at night. Mine tried and after a few poopy eggs I stopped that.

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