Chickens are not laying

restlessjeani

Hatching
Jul 4, 2016
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I have 4 silkies and a frizzler. Two of the silkies was laying and so was the fizzler but after we bright them home which they have a very nice pen with nests they quit laying. What do i need to do
 

sourland

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Chickens generally stop laying for a spell after being moved to a new home. The birds that you have are bred more to be pretty 'lawn ornaments' rather than producers of large numbers of eggs. They will lay again, but generally lay a clutch of eggs and then go broody.
 

featherfella

Chirping
Apr 24, 2016
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Hi there,

If your chickens are in a new coop it generally takes a few days to weeks for them to get back to laying again. But if your chickens were laying previously, I would say they will start laying this week. Also if you have ping pong balls but them in the Laying boxes because it encourages them to lay their.

Hope this helps.
 

drumstick diva

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Golf balls work as phony eggs too, chickens aren't very bright. Silkies and frizzles are not the greatest layers but, they are generally very docile, and good with children.
 

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