How long does it take to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckmecoop7, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Hi everyone,

    One of my chickens, Kiwi, is sitting in the nesting boxes trying to lay an egg....I think. I'm not positive...

    Well, she's been sitting in there of about 7 to 10 minutes. When I peek in, she seems to be trying to lay an egg. How can I be sure?

    Also, it's about 85 degrees right now and all my chickens are panting, including her while she's in the nesting box.

    Need replies ASAP.

    Thank you!

    Cluckmecoop7
     
  2. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Update:

    Never mind, she laid her egg! It's a nice one!
     
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    To answer the topic question, it varies by the chicken. I think 10-15 minutes would be on the faster side, I find 30-45 minutes would be closer to norm for my birds. Some take longer than that.
     
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  4. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Wow! I never new it took that long! Thanks!
     
  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    I have six 11 months old Barred Rocks.
    Curly waists no time laying. In and out 10/15 minutes.
    The slowest will sit in the nest for an hour. Another hen wants to use that nest and finally forces her out.
    She'll come out squawking, run around the pen, go back inside see her nest is occupied, then take a different nest for a half hour or so and finally lay.
    They have 3 nests available , but of course one is the favorite, 20190521_130207.jpg so many will wait until available or bully one out or lay in a different nest.
    Chickens are like a soap opera. GC
     

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