When will my hen start laying eggs again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RodNTN, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    3,680
    1,224
    296
    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    Hey everybody,
    My silkie hen was broody a few weeks ago, she finally gave up. She still hasn’t started laying any eggs again. When will she start laying again?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    16,574
    4,216
    456
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It usually take about a month for them to resume laying, though if she was broody for a long time she might take longer because they tend to lose weight and parasites can get out of control during setting, especially with silkies, next time it's kinder to break them right away if you don't plan to let them hatch.
     
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    3,680
    1,224
    296
    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    I gave her a few eggs to hatch, but in the end-no chicks [​IMG] But I don't think I will let her go broody again, thanks!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    16,574
    4,216
    456
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sorry your eggs were no good.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by