In the Brooder
- May 8, 2016
My Rhode Island Red produced 4 or 5 eggs a week before going through a brooding period of 3 to 4 weeks. She has now resumed a daily routine with her 4 sisters, Sussex, Orpington, Leghorn and another Red, of foraging during the day in my backyard, particularly the flower beds. The others, in spite of the Florida summer heat and humidity, each have maintained egg production of on average 5 eggs per week. However, the Red has not yet laid a single egg. How long does it normally take for a healthy hen to resume laying after a brooding cycle?