Do New Hens need time to acclimate ??

danielle19

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Apr 22, 2013
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I am very new to raising chickens, I just got my first 6 hens yesterday.. I am assuming that there will be a short period for the hens to acclimate before they start producing eggs. As far as I know they have laid eggs already, just not with me . Any tips would be helpful.....
 

Mtn Laurel

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May 18, 2012
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Welcome to BYC!

Yes, your girls may need some time to acclimate before laying again. I purchased laying hens last year. One had laid before but two were of age to be laying and I was told they should begin laying very soon. The hen that was already laying provided us with an egg on day 3 after the move to our place. The other two hens waited TWO MONTHS! I thought they'd never lay! I think maybe they were younger than I was told as they both began laying within a week of each other.

Hope that your girls start laying for you soon!
 

redsoxs

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Jul 17, 2011
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Howdy from Kansas, danielle19, and
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! Great to have you in our community! Yes, your hens will need a little time to adjust. Do you know how old they are?
 

danielle19

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 22, 2013
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They are 6 months. Funny when I got home from work there were 3 eggs!!!! 2 are Rhode Island reds, 2 plymouth rocks and I am not sure what the last 2 are
 

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