How Long After Breaking Broody Will they Lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aghiowa, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. aghiowa

    aghiowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I had an Ameraucana go broody about 2 weeks ago. We broke her in a broody cage for 24 hours, and she has been fine since - eating, moving about etc. But, no eggs since then. Is there usually a lull after breaking a broody before they lay again? I'm a little concerned, because we had another hen stop laying, lost feathers like a molt, and then died about 2 months later of some unknown cause. I don't want that to happen again!

    Thanks,
    Angela
     
  2. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my only one that goes broody, it takes several (3?) weeks before she starts laying again. She then lays for a few weeks before going broody again.
     
  3. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine take 2-3 weeks to start laying again, they lay for a few weeks and the get broody again also. I have one that has been broody for 3 plus weeks this go round and I can't break her. She is getting to be skin and bones.

    Mine are ameraucana bantams. Cute, but lousy layers. [​IMG]
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    IMHO takes about a month - 6 weeks. But mine are silkies [​IMG] I haven't had any Australorp or Sussex go broody on me yet... [​IMG]
     

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