my hens are good mommys

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by okiecowboy, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. okiecowboy

    okiecowboy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2015
    my hens hatched eggs out and still very protective of their young after 3 months and wont lay yet how long b4 they will start laying again they are barn yard mix orange buffs should i take the 3 month olds away from the hens or just let them b
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I guess all mother hens are different. My alpha hen (the one i use to hatch) takes her little ones to the main roost at 6 weeks or so and shows no interest after 8 weeks or so. By then she is usually laying again. In conclusion - no set time before she will resume laying. Personally, i would just let her get on with things - not sure theres too much point in stressing both her and the chicks out.


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