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Does she stop laying while sitting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Meat Hunter, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Meat Hunter

    Meat Hunter In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    The last hen we have would lay an egg a day. She has left the coop some time ago to hang out in the trees, or up above our dogs pen. She has laid over a dozen eggs in the corner and a few days ago, I go out and she is sitting on them. Shes a barred rock. My question is, do they stop laying eggs once they start sitting? I can't find any eggs anywhere.

  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Yes, a broody will lay until she's happy she has enough eggs to hatch and then she'll quit laying until several weeks after the chicks hatch.

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