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We're new to the whole backyard chicken life style!  We inherited them from a family member who had these chickens since they were chicks. They were moved a couple times before they got to us. Now only 1 of the 8 lays eggs :( Not sure how to motivate them or make them feel comfortable.

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Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chickens celebrate.gif Moving them can cause a drop in egg production. Many hens find moving home stressful. They probably need time to settle agin before they resume laying. Also if your birds are going through a molt or starting to molt this too can cause a stop in eggs. Good quality food, clean water and a clean house and they should feel better real soon. You might like to drop by the egg laying section too for further help ~
http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
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post #3 of 6

:welcome

 

I agree with Yorkshire coop...change stresses out chickens but they will soon adapt to their new home. And molting is pretty common this time of year (you'll know what's going on if you see a lot of feathers on the ground and in the coop). Give the girls time and you'll get your eggs.

 

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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How old are they?   If they have been passed around maybe they aren't in their best laying age.   Welcome to BYC

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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