Can anyone tell me......

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by geminicowgirl, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. geminicowgirl

    geminicowgirl New Member

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    How long roughly it takes for a hen to lay an egg once she feels the urge?
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    It depends on how long she decided to wait to climb into the nest box. Some of mine jump in 10-15 minutes before its ready to pop out, others will sit for an hour or so. I'm not an expert on this. I'm just going by what I see my girls doing. Sometimes mine just like to psych me out. They go in the nest box for a bit, then jump out squaking like a banchee - and there's no egg.
     

  3. catlady6200

    catlady6200 Junior Member

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    We got our first egg yesterday and it must have taken her 3 hours of pushing and squacking before she had success. Anxious to see what today brings.
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    well i am still waiting for my first egg. :(