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Do older "broodie hens keepm others from laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alabamasteve, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. alabamasteve

    alabamasteve Hatching

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    We were getting between 10-14 eggs per day from our 16 chickens. Within the last 2 weeks, two hens have become "broodie" and the egg count went to 5-7. Should I remove the hens and see if production starts back up or....,?
     

  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Odds are broodiness and drop in egg production are coincidental. Egg production can be expected to drop as molt approaches.
     

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