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

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    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
    Janis
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    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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