How quickly will she begin to lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UrbanChickenMama, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. UrbanChickenMama

    UrbanChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I broke my broody girl and she's out and about in the yard with the girls again. She's still not laying though.

    How long can I expect to wait? Is there a typical time after? I realize weather/daylight may be playing into it as well.
     
  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    The timeframe is usually about 20 days after you break them in my experiences with my always broody delaware mix...
     
  3. UrbanChickenMama

    UrbanChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:TWENTY DAYS! [​IMG] I can't believe it! She was my best layer and I've got barely any eggs to eat. [​IMG]
     
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I know, it sounds like a long time, but my girl was like clockwork after I would break her of her broodiness. That's why many folks try to avoid broody breeds.
     
  5. UrbanChickenMama

    UrbanChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know... I just love my little cochin, but I think I'd have to avoid the breed again if I were to be serious about the eggs or get out of the city limits! [​IMG]
     

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