After hatching Q

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    How long does it take for a hen to start laying again after she has hatched some chicks?
    Thanks,
    Angela
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    any where from 1 - 6 months, my silkie didnt lay for about 5 months after her last hatch !!!!
     
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    My silkie started back after 6 weeks. Looks like it depends on the hen.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I had one start laying again after about 2 -2&1/2 months, after she left her chicks. Then I have one who is laying, her chicks are still with her, and about 1&1/2 months old.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My Silkie started when her chicks were 2 months old.
     
  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found mine sneaking away to the coop to lay about 2 weeks after hatch. I noticed this because the chicks were outside and would go nuts because they didn't know where mom went. Its the quickest I've ever seen a hen lay an egg, boy is she efficient. Anyhow, she has been laying regularly ever since the chicks fledged the coop.
     
  7. MamaDragon

    MamaDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our White Leghorn has started laying again this week. Her chicks are 9 weeks, and she still has them with her.
     

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