how many eggs your hen lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by omartorres, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. omartorres

    omartorres In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hi, I have a question for all,how many eggs did your chicken lay before she got broody? thanks

  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Depends on if the hen is a hen that goes broody or not, my RIR goes broody for 8 days a year after laying 6 eggs a week every week except moult (about 48 weeks a year she's on year three of that).

    My silkie cross GLW are always broody and might lay 7 eggs a year. (and those are tiny eggs but she can cover 12 at a time)

    My EE go broody once a year. (in spring)

    My rescue mutts go broody four times a year. (randomly)

    My mutts never go broody, but I picked out the mating for that.
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I only have 1 broody hen right now. The rest have never been broody. Some breeds are broodier than others. If you're planning on hatching eggs it would be easier to get a incubator because you don't know if your hen will stay broody until hatch day.
  4. The Mama Chicken

    The Mama Chicken In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2012
    Central Texas
    I had a Buff Orp lay one egg and then go broody for 6 weeks. I think it just depends on the hen.

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