Hen brooding chicks AND laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kathyinmo, May 22, 2011.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    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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  2. madabouthens

    madabouthens Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG]
     
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That so cool!
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    KEEP her and all her pullets.... and maybe a roo! Those are genetics that I would love to have. mk
     

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