Laying after broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kowell275, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. kowell275

    kowell275 Out Of The Brooder

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    Haw long after a brook broody hen start laying again. My cuchin hasent been broody for over a week but still not laying.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is with chicks, usually about 6 weeks.

    If broody, then stopped being broody and no chicks.....anything from a few days to about 4 weeks.

    My last broody with chicks took 14 weeks before she began to lay again.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    After mine finish rasing a brood of babies it is usually around a month before they begin laying again. You still have around 4-6 weeks to wait... [​IMG]

    ~Aspen
     
  4. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I break my broody hens, it has been taking about 2 weeks before they begin laying again.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Depends on the hen. I've had them take 4 weeks after they wean the chicks before they return to laying. My last one started laying about 3 weeks after the hatch, even before she weaned the chicks. That one did wean her chicks within a few days of starting to lay again.
     

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