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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tomcompac, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Tomcompac

    Tomcompac Just Hatched

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    Hello, I am recently retired and have always wanted to raise chickens. Six weeks ago I picked up 6 pullets. Four Isa Browns, and 2 Australorps. They have done spendidly except when I went away on vacation for a week and had a chicken sitter take over, the 2 Aussies went broody. I have cured them but how long until they start laying again ?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Tomcompac, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. Seems like when I break mine from being broody they usually lay again in 2-3 days. Good luck to you!
     
  3. Tomcompac

    Tomcompac Just Hatched

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    Australorp Broodyness. It's been 2 weeks and still no eggs. Perhaps I used the wrong method. I isolated them one ata a time in an ample sized wire cage off the ground with food and water for exactly 3 days. They then each went back to the flock no problem, but no eggs.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. My broody takes 3 weeks to resume laying, so it may be reasonable to conclude that it may just depend on both breed and the individual hen. Nothing to worry about IMO but I'm sure the link provided by Redsoxs will be helpful.

    Best wishes
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Broodies have a mine of their own
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG], much success with your flock!
     
  9. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG]

    Sounds like a lovely flock! Sorry, I'm not sure about the broody. Hopefully the folks over at Behaviors and Egglaying should be able to help you out. I hope they start laying again soon!

    Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     

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