When do they start to lay after hatching out babies???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bec, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My hen just hatched out 4 of the cutest babies EVER and I was just curious as to when she will start laying again!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  2. ve

    ve Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    About 45 days
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I guess I will have a long wait [​IMG]
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    When her role is over plus a little grieving time. I have a Muscovey that runs to the boys when we sell her babies. Starts over again within 2 days. She is rare!
  5. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    She has her babies with her, I chose to not take them from her. But I guess I will just have to see.. [​IMG]
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    The answer is WHEN SHE DECIDES TO.

    Mine usually start up a couple days after taking the chicks away, or mom deciding to leave the babies on thier own.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by