momma hen still not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by messianicmom, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. messianicmom

    messianicmom Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our best layers had chicks about 9 weeks ago. They have recently been incorporated into the flock; all's well.
    However, when is she going start laying again?

    Thanks,

    Rachel
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is she still mothering the chicks?

    My hen is still raising hers at 7 1/2 weeks and she's not laying yet either.
     
  3. ChookCluck

    ChookCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    My bantams started laying at 6-9 weeks, even with their chicks still in toe. [​IMG]
     
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  4. messianicmom

    messianicmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder then if bantams act differently than bantams?[​IMG]

    Yes, she is still mothering them; they are right with her, she leads them around the yard, away from the other hens due to their pecking and they sleep right next to her in the coop.

    Rachel
     

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