Laying problems

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thataussielady, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Thataussielady

    Thataussielady In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2014
    Queensland, Australia
    I have a Belgian d'uccle bantam and she has recently started laying a few days ago. She started to lay her second egg around an hour ago but nothing has happened. She's jumping around the nest boxes but isn't staying still. This probably does sound a bit silly but I am starting to get concerned as there are no signs of any eggs. I really do just want to know if this is normal or not and if anyone else has had a chicken try to lay for this long.
    Thank you.
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Your hen is probably fine. Laying can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the hen and how she feels. A lot of birds are rather "restless" until they finally lay.

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