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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

    Jul 27, 2013
    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

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Odds are broodiness and drop in egg production are coincidental. Egg production can be expected to drop as molt approaches.

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