2 lazy layers after a move

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wickedlees, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. wickedlees

    wickedlees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2012
    Centennial CO
    Hello everone! Good to back on the forum after a 4+ year hiatus & move from Denver to Hayden, CO [​IMG]. So, I have set up a coop about a month ago,I got 4 hens from a friend here in town, they are about a year old, he had 36+ chickens, but is too busy to keep them as his side business. So I got 2 black Austolopes & 2 Road Island Reds. The blacks are laying at least every other day if not Dailey, as has been my experience with this breed. They are all eating the same, free range on over an acre, a smaller coop than i'd like, but I'll remedy that in the spring. We haven't had bad weather yet,the birds are very healthy. I do know you can't force a bird to lay, but any ideas? Do some just take longer? Oh, also, I've checked for secret nests and keep an eye on them during the day because I'm a chicken stalker and retired LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Beats me. [​IMG] If they are fed the same, which you attest, and there are no hidden nests, and the BAs are laying, I'm wondering if the RIRs are really a year old. Could they be older (or younger)? They are a great laying breed so they should be keeping up with the BAs.

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