Flock dynamics/egglaying changes with new chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gabby3535, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Songster

    I have 6 hens, one of which went broody, and now has 3 little chicks she's
    raising. Ever since her going broody, the egglaying of the other 5 hens dropped off a bit....
    but then the chicks hatched, and I'm now lucky to get 1 egg every 3 days. And my BCM
    has only laid 1 egg in 2 weeks! Is this to be expected when one of the flock has babies?!?!?
    Or is this unusual?

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