how long to lay an egg?

cartersmith

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
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ok so one of my light sussex is laying her eggs in the nest box as she should be how long do they usually stay there she seems to sit there for quite a while before and after she has laid the egg.
i checked this morning she was in the nest box i thought about to lay an egg anyway i fed the others and she came out i went and checked but no egg so i left it about an hour an noticed she was not out in the run with the others when checked she was in nest box again and has been for atleat half hour.

how long are they using in the nest box to lay an egg?
 

jafo

Songster
10 Years
May 2, 2009
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15-20 minutes I'd say, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,she might be broody, or the beginnings of it???
 

tcates

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 8, 2010
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One of mine does that every day... I hear the others raising cane cause they need to use the box. I am waiting for her to come out with a newspaper under her wing!
 

Higins00

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
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Ct
It's like going through labor, some are quick and some are for hours. Ha ha I like the newspaper one!
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
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Quote:
Good one!

And quite true. Sometimes "the process" takes longer than other times, eh?
 

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