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done broody- when will lay again ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chixbvs, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. chixbvs

    chixbvs Out Of The Brooder

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    New to chicken- have a Sumatran cross hen that was going strong one egg a day until about three weeks ago - lost her mind - sat on empty nest until 2 days ago. Now out and about like nothing ever was amiss- when will she start laying again ?
     
  2. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kentucky girl
    The heat may have caused this... did she lose feathers?
     
  3. chixbvs

    chixbvs Out Of The Brooder

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    She did not lose her feathers and seems to be back to normal. It has been hot (100) for here, but I've been misting them, putting a fan on them, giving frozen fruit, ice cubes in the waterer, etc and they are not panting or looking heat stressed- the others (the brat pack (4 teenagers) and the three slacker hens that seldom, if ever, lay) are behaving usually. I SO don't want to have to buy eggs - I was just hoping for a ball park idea of when she might come back on line- thanks for your help
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine Silkies started laying about 3 or so weeks after they stopped being broody.
    Then they went broody again about 1.5 weeks after that. LOL
     

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