egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blue boy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. blue boy

    blue boy New Egg

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    I have just four hens, three weeks ago one got broody and I placed 10 fertile eggs given by a friend under her. I now have an added five chicks. during this period my other three hens stopped laying. but appear fine otherwise . is this a normal thing. my hens are aprox 15 months old and free range
    blue boy
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Hens will start & stop laying for a number of reasons. Something upsets them or some other change. The stop when broody or when they molt.

    It is perfectly normal & they should start up again in another week or two.
     

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