She's Nesting!!! How Long now??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HorseFreak777, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. HorseFreak777

    HorseFreak777 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BSL has been squatting since Monday, and this morning, I found her in the nest, throwing hay on her back! How long do you guys think until I can see an egg in there??
     
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its not the answer you want but "any day now" fits this perfectly. We can not put a number on how long it will be as every chicken is different but if she is getting in the nest and feeling it out then it wont be long.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Any minute now! She should lay today! [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFreak777

    HorseFreak777 Out Of The Brooder

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    OOOOH BOY!!!! I'm so excited! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far apart are her contractions. Have you check for dilation. Remember plenty of hot water and clean towels. You just have to be ready.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Once they throw hay/wood chips on their back is a sure sign there is an egg coming very soon! Their very first egg may take a while. My girls took 2-4 hours to lay their first egg. Don't forget to take a pic and show us your first egg!
     
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    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  8. Echolalia

    Echolalia Out Of The Brooder

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  9. HorseFreak777

    HorseFreak777 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK...so, no egg yet.......I will keep everyone updated though. She doesn't seem interested in the box now though, so I don't know!
     
  10. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen lay faster when i am next to her nesting box....haha idk y but sure and i can watch her laying also:). She squatted on wednesday and laid on friday and she is laying everyday.
     

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