Does she stop laying while sitting?

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

  1. Meat Hunter

    Meat Hunter Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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