New chicken mom

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jannieb, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. jannieb

    jannieb New Egg

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    My chicken hatched her first clutch of eggs on Labor day. The babies are doing fine, running around with the flock.
    When will she start laying eggs again? Thanks
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy jannieb and Welcome to BYC.

    Congratulations on the successful hatch.

    It can depend on the individual chicken. My bantams are normally around the 5-6 weeks after the hatch date.
     
  3. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new babies :jumpy
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Congrats to the new Broody Mama and her keeper...and Welcome to BYC!

    Not much cuter than a broody mama and her chicks.
    Mine took about 6 weeks to start laying again.
     
  5. jannieb

    jannieb New Egg

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    I figured about 6 weeks maternity leave for her. Rooster was chasing her yesterday, so maybe she will be back in egg laying mode soon.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That was the first sign I saw that she would be laying soon.
     

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