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

    May 24, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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