When do they start to lay after moving? I have 15 chickens in my flock. I have 4 that are laying and 6-21 week old chicks that aren't, and one 21 week old rooster. I recently bought 4 1-2 year old Red Star hens. I have had them for a week and only one is laying. They all seem to be getting a long pretty well. Only a couple are pecking at the new ones, but not always. I am wondering how long is it until the ones I have bought will lay. They aren't in molt, or broody. Also, I know they get a long but the new ones still like to stay on top of the coop together. Some of the chickens come down to hang out and vise versa. I have food and water up there for them. I also have a lying basket.I put them in at night with the others and there is a heat light. Also, how long until the new chickens get fully adjusted until they are always on the ground with the other chickens?