Hens with chicks,are their normal laying habits ever returned ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MareeZoCool, May 21, 2010.

  1. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    My BA hen hatched out 3 chicks Aptil 22,23, & 24. She has been a devoted momma hen. But no more eggs! My rooster took control yesterday, and mounted her ~ violently. Today, she's been singing the egg layer's song. But every time she sets down for a second, her brood of 3 climb on & under her. She ran off, then returned to her brood free ranging casually as usual.
    Does anyone have any experiences like this? Any advice? This is my favorite hen, I'm worried about her.
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    She'll be fine. Most of mine don't start laying until their chicks are 6-8 weeks old. Of course you could take them away to speed up the process, but otherwise just give her time.
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    Quote:I wouldn't take her chicks away, they fuss too much.LOL![​IMG] Thanks for your wise words, I truly appreciate the reply![​IMG]

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