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When will she lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoldenCometLady, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    One of my young golden comets went broody on me.
    She had been broody for about 2 weeks and I finally
    broke the brood by putting her under a basket on the ground.
    Took 2 days and 3 nights. Some one told me you can forget
    about eggs from her for a while. She was looking pretty bad
    and her comb and wattles went pink. She is eating and looking
    some better now and her comb is leaning towards the red again.
    Well today she squatted again. She hadn't done that for about
    3 wks. Do you think she will again start laying real soon??
    I did get an odd looking egg today smaller than usual and the
    shell looked grainy. Do you think that was her egg??

    This is my first experince with a broody hen.

  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    It could very well be her first egg after being broody. Three weeks out is about right for a hen that was in good shape before going broody to start laying again.
  3. chickenrangler

    chickenrangler In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2012
    Ham lake Minnesota
    oh thank goodness i just and my first experiance too hope my favorite RIR lays a gain soon...[​IMG]
  4. AliceMae

    AliceMae In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2012
    'The Boonies' Minnesota
    This isn't a brooding issue but I wondered if my girls would give eggs after being terrorized by a varmint invasion leaving some dead. This picture shows what I call a "Trauma Egg" and it was two days later before I got any eggs at all !! Such a horrible sight to walk into. Anyone else experience such an ordeal?

  5. chickenrangler

    chickenrangler In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2012
    Ham lake Minnesota
    weird I had a couple small eggs but compared to mine yours is tiny. [​IMG]

    My broody layed her first egg . YAH YAH!!!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012

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