When will my mama hen start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EurekaSouth, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. EurekaSouth

    EurekaSouth Chirping

    Her chicks are about 3 weeks old now, when will she start laying - will she not mother her original chicks anymore....
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My broody weaned herself away from the chicks at about five weeks old. She began laying two weeks after that.
  3. claraserena

    claraserena Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    I've had a broody raise 2 groups of chicks(5 each). Both times she started laying at about 4 weeks.Then she seemed not to want be with the chicks,at least during the day--was giving them a hard time--taking the treats Iput in in rather than calling the chicks. That' swhen I let her out with the rest of the flock.

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