Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby Groenslang » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:28 pm

The subject of the thread is rather self explanatory!

I want to get your experiences on how long the longest wait has been, after the pre lay shed for your girls to have dropped their eggs ? My one female is currently on 17 days, origionally thought it was 20, but counted the days and it is actually 17. It is the longest that I've had to wait, so I am starting to get worried here. Thought she dropped her eggs last night, but when I checked the lay box there was nothing? :smt017

We have been having a cold spell with lots of rain here, I switch off my heating during the Summer, so do you think it could be the cooler temps that are keeping her from dropping her eggs? She is definately gravid with the egg lumps being very obvious.

Also, could it be possible that she is re-absorbing the eggs?
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Re: Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby gnarhimself » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:14 pm

ive had mine drop eggs anywhere from 3 - 6 weeks....
My hypo blood at the moment is on 5 weeks, she has shed twice, and im seeing that she is gravid, and can feel the eggs, so im sure she will lay this week..
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Re: Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby Groenslang » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:09 pm

Thanx Gnar!

She eventually dropped the eggs sometime during the night on Monday, so it took her 26 days to lay from her pre lay shed. It was her first clutch and got 16 viable egs out of it, so I am quite chuffed with her. She does look exhausted though, waiting for her to become a bit more active (or rather to show any activity) before I feed her. Cant believe how emaciated she looks!
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Re: Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby Fooble » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:20 pm

Glad she dropped and they looking good bud ;)
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Re: Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby Groenslang » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:53 pm

Thanx bud! Was starting to get nervous! Now I just need to get her to eat! She still hasnt moved out of her lay box, any tips anyone?
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Re: Longest from pre lay shed to dropping eggs? (Corns only)

Postby Bushviper » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:12 pm

Take her out of the box and wash her down. Put her in the cage after you have rearranged it a bit. She should eat within a day or two. Give her a small meal and then after that you can offer her the usual sized food again.
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