how soon after will the hen lay after her eggs hatch out?

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    OK thats what I want to know -how soon after my broody hen hatches her eggs- dont know original date she started?-will she lay eggs again- and what is the norm?? Hpw long do you leave the chicks in with her? will she mourn them? Im Only keeping her pullets
     
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  2. chickens asome

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    the hen will chase the chickens away when there ready to fend for them selves
     
  3. Majestic Lane Poultry

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    I reward broodies. I recommend that you let her raise them as long as she wants. A good broody is worth her weight in gold at my place. Hassle free chicks!
     
  4. sonew123

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    Quote:right? I will for sure no hurry for her to lay again!!
     
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    after my hens rasie the chicks they chase them away and go and sit on more eggs
     
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    Quote:when is that usually-like how old are the chicks when this happens?
     
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    Quote:when is that usually-like how old are the chicks when this happens?

    my chased away at around 3 monthes old
     
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  8. sonew123

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    wow-I can usually tell the sex of my BOs by 4-5 weeks old-getting pretty good at it too! Ill let her go for a month then keep all the girls and sell off the roos asap-I have way too many roos to begin with and NOT enough hens!
     
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

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    My cochin hen has a 4 week old chick She has started laying again. She hasn't chased it away. We recently had to childproof the pen as Izzy always found a way to get through the fencing. I would see her walking around outside the coop and I was afraid something would grab her. Shes in now and hopefully remains there.
     
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    I just didnt want to put her back in with the roo -I wanted to give her a rest! seeing as Im not incubating anymore this year I dont want anymore brrodies either I hope-unless...hmmhmmm something magical and tempting comes my way...
     

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