Not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spiderpig2300, May 22, 2016.

  1. spiderpig2300

    spiderpig2300 In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2016
    My white silkie is not laying!!! She was broody 3 weeks ago but been good the last 2 weeks she hasn't laid at all within the last month she is about a year old laid before has plenty of food water and snacks any help

  2. Cartop Rob

    Cartop Rob In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2015
    ontario canada
    It takes a while for them to come back into lay after being broody. If you catch broodiness and break it quick, they come back into lay quicker.
    Silkies are awesome mama's and go broody often. Many folks put fertilized eggs under their Silkies to hatch chicks. She will lay again soon. I currently have 2 buff orpimgtons recovering from broodiness and 1 of then hasn't laid in 3 weeks. The other was broken of her broodiness last week. I've heard some will lay as quick as a week after being broody. My experience tells me otherwise .
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Many can take 4-6 weeks before resuming lay. As said, it depends on how long they were broody.

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