how long after molt and broody.... (dutch bantam)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    do hens/pullet start laying again? will my mom bird start laying sfter the chicks are a certain age? and the broody that stopped being broody and started molting straight away, it appears that she stopped molting already I figured I would put her breed in the title so that anyone with experience these birds might be able to tell me, it seems to me she went through the molt very quick. anyone with any idea if she will wait till spring to start laying again, I know every breed is different and bird is different, but thought maybe someone might have an idea.
    thanks in advance erica.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you're not supplementing light, I'd predict that she's down for the winter, but maybe you'll get lucky [​IMG]
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    that was kinda my guess, my 2 birds that haven't gone through broody are still laying at this point, bantam brahma and buff orp, but they are entirely different breeds, and I'm guessing I should stop sharing my eggs with my mother and brother, since 5 large and 5 small eggs a week aren't going to go very far if they all stop laying soon.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Oh yeah...I was giving away cartons of eggs left and right this year. No more eggs to give away now; we'll be lucky if we get enough just to cover our own household now, and we're not big egg eaters. [​IMG] Between two molters and the short days, I'll be lucky to get a few eggs a week.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I count my blessings that a very nice lady gave me the BO this summer, she has been a great hen and very good layer, and she moved into my flock of pullet without any problems, it was like putting her in with a bunch of orphans and she never skipped a beat in her egg laying.
     

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