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Recently moved & hens haven't layed since. Common?

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We recently moved to a new home. We built a large coop for our hens at the new house. We officially moved our girls (4 total) just a few days ago & they haven't layed since. Prior to the move they all were laying every other day, if not daily. Is that normal as they get use to their new surroundings?
Edited by Travelbuggirl - 5/5/16 at 8:24am
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:welcome  Birds hate change.  The stop in egg production is due to their change in environment.  Frequently they will lay the first day or two - eggs that were 'in production' in the reproductive tract, and then take a break until they feel settled in their new home.  Be patient what they are doing is normal, and they will lay again.

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That's very normal. Try to keep to a routine and hopefully they settle in and feel more comfortable soon. I've read some have resumed after a week and others can take up to a month.
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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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Thanks for the reassurance!!
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