How long does it take a broody to lay after she hatches chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DerbyChook, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hatched about 4 weeks ago.
     
  2. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere about 4 weeks, so she should begin laying again any time now.
     
  3. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Has she stopped mothering the chicks? Or did she raise them? Mine never started til maybe a week after they "kicked the kids out" -- the mama would go back to the roost, leave the chicks to sleep alone, even peck them a little to make them not hang around her.
     
  5. J.S. Webb

    J.S. Webb Out Of The Brooder

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    four to eight weeks.
     

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