how long after hatching/raising chicks before hens lay again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pjcalvo, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. pjcalvo

    pjcalvo Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2012
    i have only ever dealt with domestic poultry - we never let our hatch chicks, they were strictly layers. now that i have wild poultry, we have our fist who has settled in our yard with 11 little ones. we have provided her with a lovely nesting box that she seems to love. i am wondering how long it will be before she lays again????? thanks [​IMG]
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    When she starts weaning them. It's different for every hen - some hens will wean at 4 weeks and some hens are still mothering at 9 weeks.

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