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Is she nesting?

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Is she nesting?

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    I’ve just come back off holiday for just over a week, looking in my shed, there was an awful lot of hedgehog poo in there. How on earth have they been getting in as the front door’s been shut, I thought. So for a few nights I’ve been sat out watching for any sightings. Last night I noticed that a hog came out from the side of the shed. She had lots of food, a good drink then went back to the side of the shed. But she was too quick for me to see where she went in. Tonight I was luckier, as soon as she’d had her bowl of food and a gallon of water, she went to the side of the shed and I could see where she went in. A broken panel at the side. Could I be lucky and have a nest in my shed, if so when will the hoglet’s come out? Or will hogs just sleep in any safe place if they can?

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    Hi Janie275

    Well, hogs will settle down for a nap in all sorts of places, but it’s possible she has a nest in there. That is, if she is a female! If there are hoglets in there you might have heard them calling. In hot weather she might take a break from them and rest up somewhere else for short periods of time. Hoglets could go out foraging with a Mother hog after about 3 to 4 weeks.

    Fingers crossed that some hoglets do materialise, but if not it’s still nice that a hog has found refuge in your shed.

    Good luck and happy hog watching.

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