When dies a broken broody start to lay again?

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

  1. bramble16

    bramble16 Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    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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