Doe starting to nest, but it's only day 17

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by junebuggena, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Is it too soon to add the nest box?
     
  2. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep nest boxes in with my does year round whether they're breed or not. I've never had any problems with it. Personally, I'd add a nest box for her. Is this her first litter or is she an older doe? If so, that could be why she's wanting to nest already.

    I'd love to see pics when the littles get here. [​IMG]
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She's two years old, but it's been about a year since her last litter.
     
  4. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, she's probably just trying to get back in the swing of things. I won't worry too much. Worst thing worst, she pulls out ALL of her chest hair but even that's pretty easily fixed once she delivers the babies.
     
  5. Pulls her chest hair?wow,animals can be so odd.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Chickens pull breast feathers to line their nests...
     
  7. CrazedCowgirl

    CrazedCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, I'm confused now.....we were talking about rabbits right? I saw doe and assumed we were.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes rabbits.
    I was pointing out that a rabbit pulling fur for a nest is no different than a chicken pulling breast feathers.
     
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Day 17 is pretty early - I'd suspect a false pregnancy.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She lifted for the buck three times during the breeding session, and I palpated a few days ago and definitely felt something in there.
     

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