how long to lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cartersmith, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. cartersmith

    cartersmith In the Brooder

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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?
     
  2. jafo

    jafo Songster

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    15-20 minutes I'd say, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,she might be broody, or the beginnings of it???
     
  3. tcates

    tcates In the Brooder

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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!
     
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

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    It's like going through labor, some are quick and some are for hours. Ha ha I like the newspaper one!
     
  5. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

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    I have an EE that will sit in the nest box for up to 3hrs sometimes and she isn't broody. I think she likes the peace and quiet.
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Crowing

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    Quote:Good one!

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

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