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When do hens start laying again after brooding?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickadee-23, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is a game bantam she layed 7 eggs and 3 were not hers, and they were supposed to hatch the 21st this month, but a snake came and ate all them but one last friday i put the one in my incubator along with 4 other hatching eggs, but she hasn't layed any since will she or she wont lay till next spring? I live in the south so it dont get real cold thank you!!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It really varies. Usually, my broody chickens start laying about a month after ending their broodiness. Some of my birds have taken a couple of months, though.
     

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