How long does it take a broody hen to start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mkkulp, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. mkkulp

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    We had a young pullet that went broody after laying eggs for less than a month ~ we were able to break her broodiness and she left the nest last week . . . How long until she should start laying eggs again? We have hens with no rooster. Thank you!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    She'll probably start laying soon. When mine have raised chicks then stopped mothering them, it's been about a week til they started laying again.
     
  3. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mkkulp

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used the cayenne pepper and got an egg the next day. Lol lol I was amazed.
     
  6. mkkulp

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    THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!!!

    WE GOT AN EGG FIRST THING THIS AM FROM HER!!!!
     
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  7. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you use the "pepper"?
     
  8. mkkulp

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    YES
     
  9. Isobelm

    Isobelm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm struggling with this issue right now too. This is fantastic! I will have to give the cayenne and cornmeal a go! Sounds so crazy, but if it works!
     

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