Noisy egg laying & taking too long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kadjain, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my hens is in a nest box and has been clucking like crazy for about an hour or more with no egg yet. Should I be concerned?
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    nope, especially if she is new to laying.
  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    I wouldn't be... I have a newer layer that regularly wastes 3 hour on an egg. My other girls took a long time to get them out when they were new too, but now stroll on into the coop, hit thwir favorite spot, and depending on the girl I see them strolling back through the yard relatively quickly.
  4. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coolness, thanks. She's not "new" to laying but she is just getting back into it. It is a recently bought hen who took some time off after coming here.
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Should be fine.

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