not laying after a hen goes broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annainorwell, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. annainorwell

    annainorwell New Egg

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    I got a flock of 7 chickens in the winter. I also have 1 rooster and 3 chickens from an original flock. When the new ones arrived, nobody was laying for about 3 months. Finally, they started and eggs became plentiful. One of the original birds went broody, so I decided to let her hatch them. The eggs never hatched, and I eventually had to take them away. Since then, none of my chickens are laying ANY eggs. Why is this?
     
  2. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this helps.My that went broody took 5 weeks to start laying.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Depending on what region of the country you are in, it can be do to the heat and its about time alot of chickens over a year old go into a molt or hard molt so they do not lay well...their diet also plays a part....

    Mine all quit for weeks earlier in the Spring they just took a break [​IMG]
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Ever hear of Murphy's law? If anything can go wrong it will!

    Lots of eggs, no broodies-lots of broodies no eggs. It happens all the time.
     

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