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Silkie no longer laying after broody spell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jynnjynn, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jynnjynn

    jynnjynn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    I have a 7 mo old Silkie who started laying late in November, she was laying around 5 eggs a week up until January when she went broody (wouldn't leave the nest box, sat on anything remotely egg shaped) this broody spell lasted about a 2 weeks before she finally seems to have snapped out of it and has resumed her normal behavior, however it's been almost 2 weeks and she has not laid a single egg. Is this normal? Do hens usually take a break after a broody spell? do you think maybe she finally realized it's winter?

    There are 4 other hens in the coop with her who are all still laying regularly despite the weather. These are my first chickens so I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not.
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Nope she is fine it is completely normal... [​IMG]
  3. jynnjynn

    jynnjynn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    Awesome, when should I expect her to resume laying?
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Individual...but a couple more weeks would not be unusual.

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