She's in labor!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dominique "Lovable" has been squatting for 3 weeks, and talking to me for about 2 weeks (she's 19 weeks and 2 days), anyway, she has been in the nest box at least twice in the past 2 hours. She's in there breathing heavy, getting up and down and the other chickens are at the doorway watching her every move. It's just like a woman in labor. [​IMG] She's uncomfortable and the other chickens are waiting to see when it's going to happen. This will be her first egg and mine too for that matter. It will be today won't it? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely, I'd say! Although I've got a couple that seem to hang in the nest box, go in & out, and then not lay until the next day. I find that if you leave them alone & don't check on them a lot, they seem to have an easier time of it. Yours may be different, but with mine, any time I go to the coop they are expecting a treat, and the layers get distracted. When I hear the buk-buk-BUKKKAWWWW!!! I go check; they typically do that right after they lay, or right before (with mine). CONGRATS, and don't forget to post a pic of your first egg picture in the stickied thread!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

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    I am not an "egg"-spert, but CONGRATULATIONS! I hope she gives you an egg! [​IMG]
     
  4. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She DID IT!! SHE DID IT!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Here she is and then the egg! WOOOOWW!!

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  5. Rose's Human Hen

    Rose's Human Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she might not lay for awhile now
    our chicken midnight laid an egg and didnt lay another one fir a few weeks
     
  6. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the chicken
    my frizzle that didnt frizzle has givin me an egg every day from the time she started and others took more time to be so reliable

    if she is a barred rock she could be a good layer from the get go
     

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