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Pullet in "labor" and the suns going down! UPDATED!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittykittykitty, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    My pullet is about to lay her first egg. She's in the nesting box right now! YAY!

    BUT...The sun is going down!

    Will she lay the egg? Please answer, time is ticking away!
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    sure, she may just sleep in the nest box. I would check on her to make sure she is doing on and then put her on the roost after she has laid it! good luck!
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    First egg can take them a while. If it is a normal sized egg as opposed to a fart egg, they are passing something waaaay bigger than they're used to (i.e. chicken waste). For example, my australorp laid her first, she took about three hours. I spent some of that time with her, since I thought it wouldn't take so long. After sitting with her for a half hour in the coop, I left and kept checking on her. On the last check, she laid the egg with me there, score!
     
  4. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    SHE LAID IT!!!!!!! And she's 24 weeks old!!!

    IT'S PERFECT!!! Here are some pictures!

    The egg:
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    The big girl who laid it:
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    GOOD GIRL BUFFS!
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder how many people have 'Buffy' the Buff Orphingtons. We should start a thread. "Post your Buffy's!" Here's mine. Congrats on the egg. Buffy is my favorite chicken based on personality and my least favorite based on hygene. She gets all the dingleberries and has to have a butt bath about every 8 weeks. She is the alpha of my flock.

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  8. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trim her hinney!! Makes life so much easier!! She is a cutie!!
     
  9. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! And she ain't kidding about giving you the stink eye to make sure she gets the recognition she deserves! You go Buffy![​IMG]
     

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