post broody period

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kitalingua, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. kitalingua

    kitalingua New Egg

    Sep 23, 2008
    My Buff Orpington, Betty, went and stayed broody for more than a month, several weeks ago now. She is about 3 years old but has only lived with us 6 months. She lives with one other hen, Olive, who has been laying regularly all along, and both lay 4 or 5 eggs a week, when non-broody.

    When can I expect Betty to resume laying?

    Does the length of time the hen stays broody effect how long it takes for them to get back to laying?

    Thanks in advance for broodiness-hormones-back-to-laying answers.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    My Silkie usually takes about 2 months or so to start laying again after being broody.

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