Help me save my ex-broody from the freezer

TK421

Songster
10 Years
May 24, 2010
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One of my PBR was broody from early April through mid-May. I finally broke her broodiness 2 weeks ago (2 days in a wire cage did the trick), but she still hasn't started laying again. I don't want to feed a chicken that's not laying, but I don't know if I'm being too impatient. Other postings say it could be 2 days to 9 weeks. How much longer will this take? I am very close to reducing the local chicken population from 4 to 3 if she doesn't start laying soon.

Any advise is appreciated!
 

Laurajean

Slightly Touched
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
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I agree, have some patience! It can't possibly cost *that* much more to feed one chicken. I know my cat doesn't give me any eggs, but I still keep her as a pet. I'm sure it'll happen if you have patience, but what's the big deal even if she is a lousy layer? Just my opinion.
 

TK421

Songster
10 Years
May 24, 2010
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Central TX
So I was nice and patient and by the 6th she laid again. She laid again on the 8th and then nothing since. I suppose she's just getting warmed up, and hopefully by the end of the summer she'll be laying steadily again. With my luck, that's when she'll start molting!

Thanks for the advice.... I'll keep watching and waiting!
 

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