Once in nest box, how long to lay egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CathyB59, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. CathyB59

    CathyB59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 black star hens and it appears that one may not be laying eggs. Once a hen enters the nest box, about how long does it take her to lay the egg and get out of the nest box? I have been watching the hens to pinpoint which one is laying which egg. I'm trying to gather the eggs shortly after they are laid so I can tell if one of them is not laying and maybe has a problem. Or maybe I have an egg eater? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    I've had hens take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, but it usually happens in maybe fifteen minutes. Hope this helps and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Some girls are in and out in a flash - others sit in the nest box for HOURS. It just depends.
     

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