When dies a broken broody start to lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bramble16, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. bramble16

    bramble16 In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2013
    Hi all. We managed to break our broody hen, korma, after 4 or 5 days. No cages involved. We just kept her locked out of her nesting boxes and it seemed to work. For the last 3 days she has been out and about as normal with her sister and stopped doing the bristly hedgehog impressions when we come near her. Very funny , she was, as a broody. Total personality change. Anyway , can anyone tell us how long it will take for her to get back to egg laying now she is no longer broody? She is a sussex cross, abou 10 months old living in sydney where we are enjoying a hot spring. Thanks
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Mine generally take a month or so after they stop being broody or after they leave the chicks, if they go into molt they will take a lot longer. Some breeds that aren't really dedicated broody breeds will start up faster.

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