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Bought new hens, how long until they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ohdearjessica, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. ohdearjessica

    ohdearjessica Hatching

    Mar 28, 2012
    We got 15 new hens and a rooster yesterday. They are already laying (and all between 5 months and 1 year old). I know that moving them to a new home can be stressful so they won't lay right away, but is there an estimated time of when they will start laying again?

    On a side note, here's a video one of my roommates put together showing our chicks, hens and their coop!

  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Songster

    Dec 2, 2010
    When we purchase new hens, they usually don't go longer than 2 months before they start laying regularly again.
  3. NYboy

    NYboy Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    Nice video, I would rethink using chicken wire, replace with hardware cloth, much more protection for your birds

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