laying after broody? (silkies)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emeraldquill, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick question for all you experts out there...when (IF!) :mad: my little lady snaps out of this broody nonsense,will she start laying again straight away?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have 3 broodies at the moment only 1 has eggs under her... the other two have sat on air for 2 weeks now...I have 1 that just hatched chicks a month ago and I have yet to get an egg from her....
     
  3. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. My little lady is also sitting on 'air'....sometimes the odd raisin:confused: just have to wait and see.
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    once hens quit being broody its a month to 6wks before they start laying again.regardless of if they hatched chicks or not.
     

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