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I dont know if there is already a post for this. I built my chickens a new coop. Like 5x bigger than what they were previously in,I moved them into it yesterday evening. And they have not laid any eggs. They cluck like they did before when they would lay. Is it normal for them not to lay becuase it's a new environment? Thanks. And sorry if this is confusing im new to this.
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Hi!  Welcome to BYC!

 

Give them a couple of days to get used to the new surroundings.  The stress of the move - even into a nicer, bigger coop - can have an effect on egg laying.  It helps the transition if you put the same feeder and waterer in the new surroundings.  If the nest boxes are different, that's another thing they'll need to adjust to.  If the roost bars are different, or laid out in a different pattern, that's another adjustment they need to make.  Think back to the days at school, when you'd go to a new classroom and everyone would have to get their bearings and establish their own space.  


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Totally normal for them not to lay due to the change.  They are creatures of habit and a new coop causes stress. The drought shouldn't last long since all the same flock members are together.  Adding new flock members induces the same type of stress. 

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Thanks for the help! I figured that it was because of their new environment. I kept their watering system and food dispenser with them. They do not want to roost. They choose to lay on the bedding. I also moved our chicks into their old coop so I can sopn intergrate them all. But our Plymouth keeps getting out of her run and tries to get into thier old coop.
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