Help me save my ex-broody from the freezer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TK421, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. TK421

    TK421 Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Central TX
    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!
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Give her some time, it hasn't been that is not costing you too much in feed at this point.[​IMG]
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Please be patient. I'm dying for a broody and can't get any of my hens to sit. Send her to me before you freezer camp her!!
  4. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    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.
  5. TK421

    TK421 Songster

    May 24, 2010
    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![​IMG]
  6. Zonoma

    Zonoma Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Northern Kentucky
    Quote:That's all a good stormie can do!
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    It's a bit like when a woman has a baby, takes a few cycles to straighten things back out.
  8. Quote:Well said!

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