Super Broody: How long before she lays again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IcarusSomnio, May 14, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    I bought a broody hen (I will scream, scratch your eyes out, and beat you over the head broody) today just BECAUSE she's broody. She came with five chicks, about a week old I'd guess, and is now happily sitting on them, my four Welsummers, and my three Sebrights. She has this smug little 'Booya, I got chicks, yes I do' look on her face [​IMG] talk about one pleased little chicken. She'd probably sit on my ducklings if I asked her to.

    How long does it usually take before they lay again? Are Japanese Bantams generally broody birds? I got silkie hens hoping they'd go broody, they ended up being the least broody birds I've ever seen and they don't even lay [​IMG] they're adorable and I think they might be doing some molting, though.

    I'd like to hatch out some chicks or ducklings just for the hell of it. I think I have a terrible case of Chicken Fever XD
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:Dont quote me but I dont think that she will brood again if she has chicks with her. I have heard that if you take them away from her then she may start laying again in a week or so.

    My Jap hens were super broody. 2 of them built a nest of 20 eggs and brooded and raised the chicks together. It was soooo cute!

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