Why are the hens in the nesting box so long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TwistedLuck, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. TwistedLuck

    TwistedLuck New Egg

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    Ok, I have 6 hens, (3 Barred Rock, 2 RIR, 1 BO). They have been laying for about 3-4 weeks now. When they go into the nesting box to lay, it takes them forever in there, is this normal? The BO has been in there today almost an hour and still no egg. Suggestions please!
    Thanks,
    Rexx
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Laying eggs can take from a few minutes to a few hours. While it may seem like they're in the nest for an unusually long amount of time, your hens are probably acting normal.
     

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