In nesting box forever with head down tail up....is this egg laying behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yolk-a-motive, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. yolk-a-motive

    yolk-a-motive Out Of The Brooder

    We are eagerly awaiting to see who lays and egg. We have 1 hen who is insistent on being in the nesting box ,scratching around and chases the little ones out if they try to come in the coop. But it seems to be taking forever...an hour so far...is this normal...is she trying to lay an egg?
     
  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    How old is she?
    I have some hens that do take a while to lay, especially if they are first time layers.

    I think this is just normal behavior but if it continues and she lays no eggs she might be eggs bound.
     

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