Is this the normal time frame? This is the first batch of chicks I have let a broody hen raise so I do not know what to expect. Broody hen hatched out 7 chicks on the 24th of September and is done with them as of this week. She is not laying yet but made it abundantly clear that she was tired of hanging out with this group of teens. So today I let her back in with the rest of the flock and the kids are hanging out together in the other side of the coop still.