Laying after Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lkcaffery, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. lkcaffery

    lkcaffery Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie hen was broody for about 2 weeks but just yesterday she re-joined my small flock on her own. How long until she starts laying again?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varies. Some start up quickly after a broken brood. A successful brood and raising of chicks, it can take a couple of months after the chicks hatch.
     
  3. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard that hens will start laying again when their chicks would have been indepent enough to take care of themselves
     

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