My Hen Is Not Laying! My First Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MultipleAnimals, May 21, 2016.

  1. MultipleAnimals

    MultipleAnimals Songster

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    On May 1st I got A Rhode Island Red Mix Hen and her 14 babies which were only a few days old, I sold seven of the 14 babies ten days later, I have had her and the babies for a total of 20 days now,She has not layed a single egg, she was still broody when I got her, so I asked my neighbor for some eggs to put under her,a week later she stopped laying on them, so I put them in my handmade Incubator, should she have started laying or should I wait?
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

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    If she just quit setting she isn't going to lay for about a month or longer sorry to say hope this helps.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    It takes 4 to 6 weeks for the brooding hormones to clear her system and for egg production resume.
     
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  4. MultipleAnimals

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    Thanks
     
  5. lilapot

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    It'll probably take a while for her to lay again. Sorry.
     
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