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I'm thinking of buying some more chickens, two to be exact.

 

A male and a female. 

 

I have a coop ready for them but I'm worried about whether or not they'll mate and lay eggs.

 

I heard that if they're not comfortable, they won't lay eggs. 

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When you say "more chickens" I take it that you are adding to your existing flock?  Is that where your concern about their potential comfort is coming from?

Hens will often suspend production for a time after a stress such as being moved, being put into a new flock, etc -- but a healthy, productive hen that is receiving good care will return to production.  If your birds will be well housed, not overcrowded, are in otherwise good health and receiving appropriate nutrition/hydration and are of the productive age you *should* see eggs. 

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Well, now that I think about it, that could also be a problem. I'm mostly worried about the fact that they might just not feel comfortable being in a coop. 

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Originally Posted by GalloNegrito View Post
 

Well, now that I think about it, that could also be a problem. I'm mostly worried about the fact that they might just not feel comfortable being in a coop. 

Maybe post pictures of the coop and current hens (breeds) might be easier to give any advice

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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Haha,
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Originally Posted by penny1960 View Post

Maybe post pictures of the coop and current hens (breeds) might be easier to give any advice
haha yes, I realize now that I wrote that wrong.
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