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adopted 2 new hens...when will they lay again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funky, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi....I adopted 2 new hens yesterday..One is a barred rock one is a columbian wyandotte .They are both suppose to be 1 yr 6 months old..The wyandotte looks to me molting .When can we exspect eggs?We are new to this.Thanks
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It really all depends on the hens and how quickly they adjust to their new home. Just try to make sure they are comfortable and get some treats here and there. Be there friend without being menacing. Soon they will start laying for you. If the one is truly molting, she won't lay until the molt is over though. Congrats on your hen adoption! [​IMG]
     
  3. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good.Thanks![​IMG]
     
  4. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup just be patient and they will lay again when they are ready. It might be a few days, a week or maybe longer.
     
  5. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE___went out to the coop(4th day) and there lay a big tinted egg!!!!HOORAY!!!My kids are gonna be so excited when they come home..She laid it on the ground not in the nesting box..Now I gotta fiqure out how to get her to lay there![​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I too am new at this, but we already 3 egs in 5 days of ownership. My hub built a coop by removing a panel from our shed and built an outside and inside area. All of them love it! they loisten to their master, roo Cordon Bleu, and the only obstacle is the rabbit. Roo thinks she is a hen.
     
  7. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i adopted my two barred rocks the next moring i went out to check on them and to my suprise i had two eggs but itd difforent for each hen.
     
  8. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have hads my 3 Barred Rock hens for 2 weeks and they finally got used to being seperated from roos and in a smaller coop with a lot less chickens. They finally started to relax an lay eggs on a schedule.
     
  9. christmaschicken

    christmaschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well everyone here told me to put the plastic eggs (from easter) in the hay and it WORKED she started laying them next to the plastic eggs....
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