How long after an illness should I begin getting eggs again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madicakes, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello all!

    5 of my 6 hens stopped laying two weeks ago because they were sick with what I figured was coccidiosis. I treated them with Corid, and all of them are doing well now. They have yet to begin laying again. The only hen I have laying is my Silkie, but she never seemed to be much bothered by the illness, and laid steady throughout.

    How long after an illness do hens usually start laying again?
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    When they are ready; who knows? Any stress will disturb the laying, and illness might also precipitate a molt. Feed well, watch, and see. Mary
  3. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Mary! This is almost as bad as waiting for the first egg, lol.

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