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How long after stoping broodiness will they lay again?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SundownWaterfowl, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Well, how long after a Silkie stops being broody should she start laying again. My one hens babies are now around maybe 2 months old, and she just started laying again today. My two other hens lost their babies to a rat attack yesterday night. When should they start laying again?
  2. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    The 8 weeks is a good guess. When I break up a broody, she usually starts laying within a couple of weeks. But with the trauma of losing their babies, who knows? I would expect it to take longer.

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