My flock is mixed re: behavior. Some are more assertive and some are not. I would characterize them as either calm or flighty, and the Iowa Blue Mother Hen is definitely in the flighty category (along with her two "sisters"). If this were an Americana or similar, I would not hesitate to put them all together.

So when does a mother hen start laying again? I've read articles about weaning, but nothing that I have read says anything about weaning vs egg laying.