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bought hens and brought them home. When will they start laying again?

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We are new to this and I am not sure what to expect. We got 8 one and a half year old hens and brought them home and put them in our brand new coop and run that I built. I understand that the stress of moving may cause them to stop laying but how long roughly will it take for them to resume laying. They are getting plenty of food and water and as much time in the light as They can get. Just wondering what kind of timeframe to expect them to get comfortable enough to lay again.
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It depends on whether they molted already, after the molt they should start again, anytime between now and March, their combs and wattles will enlarge and get redder so look for that, and I would expect at least a couple of weeks for them to feel comfortable.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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