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Will she lay again??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cmsagirl, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. cmsagirl

    cmsagirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2015
    Ok so I have a Dominique hen, she is about 3 years old now, every spring and late summer/early fall she got broody. I felt bad for her so I gave her 2 fertile eggs and she hatched them. The babies are now about 4 or 5 months old and look pretty mature. She hasn't laid any more eggs since they hatched, she was our best layer, it's kind of a dumb question but will she lay again with them in the same coop as her or do I need to separate them for a bit? Any info is appreciated!
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    She will lay again. If they are 4-5 months old, then based on that time frame right around the time she should have started laying again she would probably have been molting. And then of course winter set in and most hens will take a while to recover from the collective molt and cold front. Not to mention having to recover from the stresses of brooding before any of that.
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