Hens won't start laying again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKeep01, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Japanese Bantam went broody a couple of week s ago but she had no eggs under her so i broke her and 2 or 3 weeks later she hasn't laid a egg again. Why is this?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It takes a few weeks or even a month or two for the brooding hormones to clear the system, and for the hens to get back into good condition for laying. Brooding takes a physical toll on them. Hen hardly eat or drink while sitting.
    Also, since it's the time of year when chickens start molting and days are getting shorter, she might not start laying again until after February.
     
  3. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for me it being the wrong time of year is good news because i live in Australia and the days are getting longer.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Might want to put that in your profile...so you get better info the first go round..[​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Japanese also aren't production layers. They're simply not going to lay like a dual purpose bird.
     
  6. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How d
    how do i do that
     
  7. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind i found out how
     
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  8. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it doesn't matter any more she started to lay again today and this time shes laying in the nesting boxes and not behind them
     

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