Adjustment time for new chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tharrell, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually how long does it take for new chickens to settle in and start laying? Thanks for any replies!
     
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you find some tharrell?
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    It can be days or weeks. How old are the chickens that you got? Are there combs and wattles nice and red?
     
  4. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually got two the other day, then we had a dog come in and get one of the two original chickens I had so that shook everyone up for a while. Today they are actually starting to come out of the coop and roam around the yard. They are about 20 weeks old. We are also going this evening to look at a couple of 25 week olds we saw on CL. Thanks!
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you get new one make sure you keep them seperat for awhile to make sure you do not pass any illness along.
     
  6. Davidian

    Davidian Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 8 hens as well, we've got 2 eggs so far and I have heard Chickens hate change... I also remodelled the coop so I figure it will take them some time to adjust. Then, Bring on the eggs...
     

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