Laying after hatching

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jakmallex, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that hatched some babies that are now 9 weeks old. She still has not resumed egg laying. How long until she lays again?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Depends on the hen. Is she still raising the chicks? Our JBG hen is the only one who has hatched a clutch for us. She usually lays her first egg about 2 weeks after she is done raising her chicks. With her last hatch (last year) she left the chicks at 4 weeks. This year, the chicks are 5 weeks old and she is still raising them.
     
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  3. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She started chasing them off of treats last week, but still sleeps with them. 5 of the babies are leaving today, I wonder if that will help.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Yeah, I think that once the hen starts chasing the chicks away and starts squatting again, she'll start laying soon.
     
  5. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found an egg in the food bowl. I guess that answers my question. [​IMG]
     
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
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    Maybe it looked like a nest to her... [​IMG]
     

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