Chickens not laying in nest!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by haileyb9648, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. haileyb9648

    haileyb9648 New Egg

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    Our hens are 6 months old. All were doing great with their laying. We have 8 chickens and were getting up to 7 a day. We moved them to a larger coop we built recently and now it seems like every day our eggs number are getting less and less. Are they laying elsewhere or still stressed from the switch? Any suggestions?? 7 eggs a day got us spoiled!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. Stressful events - like moving coops - can cause a drop in production til the hens get accustomed to it. How long ago did the switch occur? And you asked if they could be laying elsewhere. You might make keep them confined to coop and run for a week or so, just to make sure they aren't laying elsewhere. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC.
     
  3. taseman

    taseman New Egg

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    MakING decision on type of chick's - desire hens that will be calm, Nonagressive,friendly, good layers,Handle temps from mid 90 deg to mid teens deg F
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Are your chickens going through a molt? That will also put them off of laying.
     
  5. 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
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  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Probably stress from the new environment, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to a month. They should return to normal laying soon.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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