Once in nest box, how long to lay egg?

CathyB59

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 21, 2011
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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.
 

Zaxby's2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 10, 2011
1,132
7
141
a place
I've had hens take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, but it usually happens in maybe fifteen minutes. Hope this helps and
 

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