bought hens and brought them home. When will they start laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajheard2170, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. ajheard2170

    ajheard2170 New Egg

    Dec 15, 2015
    We are new to this and I am not sure what to expect. We got 8 one and a half year old hens and brought them home and put them in our brand new coop and run that I built. I understand that the stress of moving may cause them to stop laying but how long roughly will it take for them to resume laying. They are getting plenty of food and water and as much time in the light as They can get. Just wondering what kind of timeframe to expect them to get comfortable enough to lay again.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It depends on whether they molted already, after the molt they should start again, anytime between now and March, their combs and wattles will enlarge and get redder so look for that, and I would expect at least a couple of weeks for them to feel comfortable.

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