How long before resuming normal egg laying after a brood?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lobzi, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    My young, first-timer, hatched 3 peepers a week ago. Im just wondering when my hen will resume laying eggs? Is there a norm range of time?
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the breed and on whether you are allowing her to brood the chicks or if you took them away.
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is playing mama to them. So Im guessing that will delay things a bit. Do you know how long before she loosens the apron-strings a bit and resumes her laying? Im not sure of the breed as she is a wild bird. Here is her picture
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  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely 6 to 8 weeks.
     
  5. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    She is really pretty! And those babies are just adorable!!!!
     
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for info. I will look for more eggs in about two months then. And she thanks you too for the complements.[​IMG]
     

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