I interrupted a layer -- question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krissteff, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidentally interrupted one of my laying hens when she was in the box about to lay. She got off the nest and joined the others for a treat without laying the egg, and when I just went to check a few hours later, there's still no egg.

    Is this unusual?

    This happened once before with another chicken, but after she got up off the nest and had a treat, she went back to the nest and popped out the egg.
    I'm perpelexed why my leghorn hasn't gone ahead and resumed her egg laying for the day.
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  2. Babybella1111

    Babybella1111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have done this as well! She probably found something more exciting to do! [​IMG] It' s got to come out sometime!
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe she laid it somewhere else?
     
  4. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just went and checked in, around, and under everything! Still no egg! But now she's working on cleaning off a corn cob, so it might be a while longer [​IMG]

    I can't pee in close proximity to others in a public restroom. My mom called it a "shy kidney." So maybe little Petra has a shy cloaca. [​IMG]
     
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also had this happen, my girl ended up laying the egg a few hours later- so keep checking!
     

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