How long before Hen will start to lay again? (after hatching a brood)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jynx21, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jynx21

    Jynx21 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
    Roy, Washington
    Hi, I'm sure the answer to this question is out there but I couldn't find it. My 1yr old Marans hen just hatched out 11 chicks about 5 days ago and I wanted to know when I should start looking out for other eggs from her. The chicks are adorable their papa is an Americana so I figure they will be some pretty interesting chickens when they mature, I will try to post some pics later today.
    Thank you
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    An average would probably be four or five weeks to raise the chicks then a few more days for the transition from mama to layer. Of course this varies.

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