Not broody and not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kneedles, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chirping

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    My hen was broody for a few days some time ago, but more recently she has been very active outside her coop. For some reason, though, she is not laying eggs anymore. The only reason that I can think of for why is because I cleaned out the part of her coop that she nested in. I checked my rabbit hutch to see if she had decided to lay her eggs there instead, but I have not found anything there.
    Is there a reason for this lack of laying? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    How long has it been since the broody episode. I have 2 that go broody too often. Even when only broody a few days, they take weeks to start to lay again. It seems the longer they are hormonal, the longer it takes to get back to business.
     
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