My hen wont lay eggs after being broody.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jenny B, May 8, 2016.

  1. Jenny B

    Jenny B Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a white domestic hen that has been broody. she seems to be over that now however has not laid an egg since. it has been about 2 weeks since she joined the other girls after being broody. is there anything wrong with her .
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Most likely nothing wrong with her - her hormones are still out of whack. Some post broody hens will even go through a molt prior to resuming egg laying.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It takes about a 2-6 weeks for a hen to resume laying after being broody. The longer she was broody the longer it will take to resume laying. It's best to break them quickly in order for them to resume sooner.
     
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  4. Jenny B

    Jenny B Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that info. Its very helpful.
     
  5. Jenny B

    Jenny B Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. It is very helpful to know all about our girls.
     
  6. Jenny B

    Jenny B Out Of The Brooder

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    Good news. My post broody hen has started LAYING AGAIN. Yoohoo. what a good girl.
     

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