When will she resume laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Arztwolf, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orp, Biscuit, hatched a clutch of eggs at the end of June. I'm just wondering when can I expect her to start production again, she is a really good layer and, when not broody, lays a good sized egg everyday.
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buffs haven't started laying yet but my Bard Rocks have. One went broody and she hatched 3 of them. She was one of my best layers but quit until her chicks were a few weeks old. She's laying again but she took her time about it. Raising chicks took a lot out of her since any food she found she would take to her babies. Maybe yours is being a good momma and doing the same. It did seem like forever for her to start laying but she did.

    Best of luck
     
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  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a great mom, but I think they are starting to get on her nerves. I put out extra treats for them since the minute she starts walking towards a food item, the brood will swarm and devour it. I watched them reduce a small apricot to a pit in less then a minute![​IMG]
     
  4. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she will tire of them. Ours was a momma for about 8 weeks. Then she cut them loose and THEN started laying again.
     

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