When will she start back??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jprice2ndlt, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Game/Mix hen that had 4 chicks about 9 weeks ago and i was wondering when will she start back laying?
     
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mom will leave the baby's when she is tired of mothering. She knows when that day will come. Do you have all the chicks together or still seperate ?

    The 9-week old chicks are still too young to be with the other flock. I would wait until thay are 12 weeks. Let mom go into the pen with the others now and see what she does. Most likely she will stay with them and leave the brood. They are big enough now to be without mom but not big enough to be around adults.
    she wil start laying again when she is ready. Fall is around the corner now so she may not lay much now anyway.
     
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