How long after hatch do hens typically start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1acrefarm, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Will she not lay as long as chick follows her around? I know its a dumb question but I miss my banties eggs.[​IMG]
  2. Lammie

    Lammie In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    When I had banties, all the hens would lay in one box and all sit on that clutch, peeling off one at a time as the eggs hatched until they were all hatched. That was normally in the early summer/late spring. They didn't lay a lot in the heat of summer, and that may be the case here. If they did lay, they got broody again. And if I went in there to get the eggs, I was in for a fight.
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    My broodies just started laying again. It has been 6 weeks since their chicks hatched. Mine are banty RIRs.

    Not sure if this is normal as this is my first time dealing with this.
  4. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    I sure hope she starts laying soon. She lays better tasting eggs than my standards. She stays out of the neighbors yard unlike the standards so I freerange her 24-7.[​IMG]
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They usually stop brooding chicks between 4 - 6 weeks. Then it can take her a month or so to start laying again.
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Always takes mine 2 months to get back into the swing of laying....
  7. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    darn. FLo hatched hers about a month ago and she has just started being a total chatterbox, like she is ready to lay again. i even saw her take Conway for a ride yesterday.

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