Broody?

trumpeting_angel

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Miss Broody is officially broken, and Blackbird, my Australorp, seems to have recovered from her molt and is once again acting assertive and normal, after being shunned. NOBODY is laying! They all were before all this began. My theory is that the molt, broody cage and Her Broodiness, and general disruption to the little flock has stopped the eggs. She did hog the nest for a few days.

Does anyone agree or have a different theory?
 

aart

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Miss Broody is officially broken, and Blackbird, my Australorp, seems to have recovered from her molt and is once again acting assertive and normal, after being shunned. NOBODY is laying! They all were before all this began. My theory is that the molt, broody cage and Her Broodiness, and general disruption to the little flock has stopped the eggs. She did hog the nest for a few days.

Does anyone agree or have a different theory?
Congrats!
How old are these birds?
Could be a few weeks before the molter and the broody start laying again.
 

trumpeting_angel

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Congrats!
How old are these birds?
Could be a few weeks before the molter and the broody start laying again.
Sorry for the delay. These pullets were born last April. One has started laying again, not daily. But they are back to their happy, healthy selves. Blackbird, my molter, is once again acting normal, not crazy, and is back to her old tricks, running heedlessly wherever she takes a notion, with the others following and trying to catch up. Timid Callie isn’t pushing her away from the mash. The top henpecker previously, the other Buffy, has stopped being grouchy and hoarding food, denying the others. Back to the Happy House of almost-Hens.
 

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