Hen brooding chicks AND laying eggs

kathyinmo

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My Silver Laced Wyandotte has 8 chicks she is brooding. They are almost a month old. The past 3 days she has laid an egg. None of my other broodies has ever done this ..... lay while brooding chicks. Have you experienced this?

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madabouthens

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i have got a hen currently doing the same thing at the minute i think maybe shes just happy so she lays
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Judy

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It's certainly unusual -- but I wouldn't put anything past chickens. If it's not possible that another hen is getting in there and laying, then I would expect her to stop mothering very soon.
 

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