Question about hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by josee5, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. josee5

    josee5 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is raising eight chicks. Now she is laying eggs again. I know she is laying the eggs because they are seperated from the other chickens. Is this normal?
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    Yup perfectly normal and woohoo lucky you. Some hens go straight into their yearly molt after being broody:)
     
  3. josee5

    josee5 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the second set of chicks for this hen this year. The first chicks we removed and raised inside because we didn't have a safe place for her to raise them at the time. And she set up a new nest and started brooding right away. We put her up with the second set of chicks. She is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle.
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    My hen started laying again very shortly after the chicks hatched. I was surprised also.
     

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