how long before broody starts to lay again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abhaya, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    ho wlong will it take for my broody who hatched eggs in october to start to lay again. She is a silkie and in the coop with the other silkies and her chicks. they still snuggle at night
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    I dont have silkie experience, but it can vary. I have 2 hens that started laying about 2 months after hatching, but then my spring time broody took a lot longer than 3 1/2 months. It may depend on stress factors and things like that. The 2 hens I have now are a lot less stressed than the springtime broody (she lost her flock to a fox attack while she was setting and had to deal with getting to know new chickens when she went back with the adult birds)

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