is this normal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickstarter12, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. chickstarter12

    chickstarter12 Out Of The Brooder

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    our bantem hatched 6 eggs for us and the chicks are now 5 weeks old. bantem is still being a good mother to the chicks but she is laying eggs again.
    is this normal????
     
  2. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just had my first broody hatch an egg for me but my guess is she is getting ready to send them off on their own but that's really just a guess hope this helps I wouldn't worry about it.:)
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It happens sometimes. My broodies usually wean the chicks just before they start laying again, but sometimes you get lucky and have a broody that lays while still looking after the chicks.
     

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