Chicken won't lay eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken puzzled, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Chicken puzzled

    Chicken puzzled Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought six chickens over a week ago now. I think they are 12 months old or older and was told that they were laying eggs but haven't layed any eggs since moving them to out coop. I went and brought laying pellets and have given the chooks a range of scraps but they really love lettuce. They always have fresh water and feed. Am I doing something wrong? Can anyone help me pls?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] They are most likely not laying at the moment, because they are stressed from the move and still getting used to their new environment. I've moved hens a few times in the past and had the same experience… Chickens hate change! Just give them a bit more time, I'm sure you'll see some eggs soon.
     
  3. Chicken puzzled

    Chicken puzzled Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks hopefully I'm going to get some eggs soon
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Just be patient. Everything loves to eat chickens, so it takes them time to feel secure in a new environment. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 -- welcome to BYC. Enjoy some time getting to know your girls and letting them get to know you/their new home, you'll have eggs before you know it.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Chicken puzzled

    Chicken puzzled Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the signs of chickens moulting? I've noticed some feathers in my coop and a chicken with a few feathers missing from her back. Would this be the reason why my hens aren't laying atm?
     
  9. manualname

    manualname Just Hatched

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    ive had mine for round a month or two and from 13 chooks im only getting 3 eggs, whats wrong?
     
  10. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there [​IMG] and [​IMG]!! Much success with your flock!
     

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