How long after 'breaking broody' til they lay again?

BWchicken

Songster
10 Years
Jun 4, 2009
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I have 2 EE bantam pullets that tried to go broody for the first time, about a week apart. I broke them by taking them off the nest until they gave up. The first one was about 3 weeks ago, she sat for about a week then gave up. The second one was about 2 weeks ago, same thing, sat for about a week then gave up. Shouldn't they be laying eggs again by now? I'm starting to worry about them. After you break the broodiness, how long does it usually take them to lay again?
 
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Camelot Farms

Chickenista
10 Years
Jun 5, 2009
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Hi there! Its been my experience that they are all a little different. It depends on the weather, the daylight, nutrition and the individual bird.

If all circumstances are perfect, I would say that an average is 2 -3 weeks.

Hopefully more experienced hatchers will be chiming in soon.
 

City Gardener

In the Brooder
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Mar 22, 2009
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We have a bantam EE, too, and she went broody LAST NOVEMBER. She still has not started laying again! I realize the winter got in the way, but we are waiting and waiting for her to start again. I hope you don't have to wait that long!
 

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