Long Hiatus in Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skullgrrrl, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2012
    I have a Wheaten Marans hen from 2015's hatch that went broody in August. She hatched chicks September 1st and hasn't resumed laying. Isn't 7 months a rather long hiatus? Anyone else had a similar experience? Did yours go back to normal laying? She laid normally before the chicks, she was a great mum but I'm wondering when she'll start again. She hasn't molted lately, she's otherwise healthy.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Some breeds aren't bred for production. Marans are one of them. Some take long breaks and lay few eggs. I would expect her to start laying again soon. Most will start back up from March to May.

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