When do silkies go back to laying after brooding?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MiMis_Place, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. MiMis_Place

    MiMis_Place Songster

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    [​IMG] Does anyone know how long on average after a hen goes broody or sets and hatches her eggs before she goes back to laying? [​IMG]

    I plan to take the babies away from them when the chicks are about two weeks old. So, how long before I can expect them to lay again?

    Also if you keep taking the eggs away when they are wanting to set on them, will they keep laying?

    Thanks,
    Carla
     
  2. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I did not let my silkie continue being broody, the first time (I kept her away from the nest boxes for about a week). It took her 2 months to start laying again. She laid for 1 month and went broody again [​IMG] So I am letting her be a mommy this time.
     
  3. MiMis_Place

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    [​IMG] THat's a long time! Sure hope it doesn't take mine that long! [​IMG]
     
  4. KristyAz

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    I got a silkie that had just been broody. She still hasn't started laying again. It's been about 1 month since I got her.
     

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