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Baby Chicks and mom

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbreak, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    How long after a hen has chicks before she starts laying again ?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It depends upon the hen. Usually they don't start laying until they've 'weaned' them to foraging for themselves.

    It can be as early as 5 to 6 weeks, but it can be much, much longer. Most of mine aren't back to laying until about 12 weeks after hatch.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Anywhere from five or six weeks to twelve or thirteen weeks. It depends upon how long she raises them; some mommas kick 'em out on their own at five weeks, some continue to be momma to 'em for months.
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    my OEG kept her babies with her until they were 15 weeks old [​IMG] Not a single egg that whole time.
  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    It varies, usually from 6 to 12 weeks.....

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