Nesting, but no egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EssexGirl, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. EssexGirl

    EssexGirl In the Brooder

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    One of my hens, a Mottled Java who's probably just about a year old, frequently sits in the nest box for half an hour then flies out squawking, but hasn't laid an egg. She is laying, but not every day. Anyone know why she would do this? [​IMG]
     
  2. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

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    I don't have an answer.. but I have an EE who also likes to nest and sing the Egg Song without actually producing an egg. I'll add another [​IMG] .
     
  3. EssexGirl

    EssexGirl In the Brooder

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    Maybe it's just that her timing is off ... she went back later in the morning and laid an egg! [​IMG]
     

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