added 10 new laying hens to my flock how long for them to adjust

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

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    they are rhode island reds, and rhode island newhampshire cross. they just turned a year old. the guy i bought them from had 250 birds and was down to 50 when i got mine. they were all cooped up in a building together with no outside run. he said he was getting alot of eggs. and needed to sell some. i have had my ten for two days and so far got 3 eggs on monday and 1 egg today. how long will it take for them to adjust to new souroundings and start laying regularlly.
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    It kind of depends. But if they are not too upset, and get used to things, they should start laying in a couple of days to a week. I have gotten new to me hens, and really had them settle in with a couple of days, and start laying. Their laying was a bit uneven for a week or so, but not much longer. mk
     
  3. blueseal

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    thanks for the reply.
     
  4. LeezyBeezy

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    me too- I got two year old hens from a friend, and they laid sporadically for about a week, then settled in.
     

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