How long should it take to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My poor RIR has been on the nest today for 3 hours. She is trying to pass an egg for the second time. She laid an egg two days ago, but that took 5 1/2 hours from start to finish. The poor girl. I wish I could make this a little easier on her.

    How long does it normally take for the girls to lay an egg?
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I got my second egg after 3 hours.[​IMG]. It's a little bigger then the first.
     
  3. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine usually take 30 to 45 minutes. That is what I think anyways. Maybe an hour.??
     
  4. Sozoed

    Sozoed Out Of The Brooder

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    Our RIR is on the nest right now, and circling around trying to pass the egg. It looks uncomfortable, and reminds me of childbirth a little. *gulp* I'm am timing her, so as a pullet 'newbie' too, I'll let you all know and we can compare times.
     
  5. missypebble

    missypebble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY BO is trying to lay an egg for the past 2+ hours - all I hear is her scratching around, trying to make a comfortable "nest" - She first started laying her egg about 5 days ago. I feel so bad knowing that it takes her at least 2.5 hours or even more to pass an egg. Yesterday, she laid an egg with no shell. I do too, wonder if the 2+ hours mark is a normal laying time?
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my BSL just started and she has taken 2 hours to lay her eggs.
     
  8. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some girls like to go into the nesting box and take their sweet time--kinda like how some guys spend an hour reading the paper in their "office" LOL As long as she isn't distressed or visibly straining I wouldn't worry [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My SS is quick and takes her 45 minutes to lay. My RIR takes an hour and my EE is still at two-three hours.
     
  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mine usually take twenty to thirty minutes, they are pretty fast. Only when the weather is particularly hot do they take their time about it: just like everyone feels more lazy when it's hot!
     

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