How long until a Broody hen starts laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ga Grain, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Ga Grain

    Ga Grain In the Brooder

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    I just got two hens from a family member. They both just hatched some eggs about two weeks ago. How long until they start laying again?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It varies. I had one broody who dumped the babies at three weeks old and two days later, she was laying again. Seems they mostly begin laying at 3-5 weeks after the babies hatch, but could be longer.
     

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