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My hen wont lay eggs after being broody.

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i have a white domestic hen that has been broody. she seems to be over that now however has not laid an egg since. it has been about 2 weeks since she joined the other girls after being broody. is there anything wrong with her .

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:welcome  Most likely nothing wrong with her - her hormones are still out of whack.  Some post broody hens will even go through a molt prior to resuming egg laying.

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It takes about a 2-6 weeks for a hen to resume laying after being broody. The longer she was broody the longer it will take to resume laying. It's best to break them quickly in order for them to resume sooner.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanks for that info. Its very helpful.

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Thank you so much. It is very helpful to know all about our girls.

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Good news. My post broody hen has started LAYING AGAIN. Yoohoo. what a good girl.

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