Egg production?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GalloNegrito, May 2, 2016.

  1. GalloNegrito

    GalloNegrito Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking of buying some more chickens, two to be exact.

    A male and a female.

    I have a coop ready for them but I'm worried about whether or not they'll mate and lay eggs.

    I heard that if they're not comfortable, they won't lay eggs.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    When you say "more chickens" I take it that you are adding to your existing flock? Is that where your concern about their potential comfort is coming from?
    Hens will often suspend production for a time after a stress such as being moved, being put into a new flock, etc -- but a healthy, productive hen that is receiving good care will return to production. If your birds will be well housed, not overcrowded, are in otherwise good health and receiving appropriate nutrition/hydration and are of the productive age you *should* see eggs.
     
  3. GalloNegrito

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    Well, now that I think about it, that could also be a problem. I'm mostly worried about the fact that they might just not feel comfortable being in a coop.
     
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 la la land awaits Premium Member

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    Maybe post pictures of the coop and current hens (breeds) might be easier to give any advice
     
  5. GalloNegrito

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    Haha,
    haha yes, I realize now that I wrote that wrong.
     

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