When will a former broody start to lay again??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JLS, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    My Silkie pullet went broody after less than a month of laying. I was able to break her in just over a week. But she has not laid since. It has been almost 2 months! How long will it be before she starts to lay again?

    PS. I do have plans for her come April. I will give her some golf balls to set on starting April 5th. I have 6 chicks arriving the week ofApril 25th. My plan is to slip them under her in the night [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine started up when her babies were 8 weeks old.

    I don't know when you break them though.
     
  3. abqferreira

    abqferreira Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a broody bantam last July, she hatched her eggs around 8/13, and she just started laying again about 2-3 weeks ago (6 months after she hatched those eggs).
     
  4. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I hope she'll start laying any day now. It's been about 8 weeks. I hope my Silkie isn't like Abqferreira's hen!! Six months is a LONG time!! Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  5. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    YIPPY!!! She laid an egg this morning! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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