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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnnyepatton, Jan 13, 2015.
I have 2 RI Reds I've had 2 weeks why are they not laying
Hello and Welcome to BYC!!
So happy you joined! How old are you RIRs? If they are only 2 weeks old then they won't be laying in awhile.
Where did you get them? They should be laying by now.
I bought them at what we call trade day here. The man I got them from said they wouldn't lay for about 2 weeks because of being hauled from where he lives
That's very odd that they are not laying. Are they get a good amount of food and water? Are they acting healthy?
He is right, the stress from hauling and a new home will cause hens to stop laying. As the days get longer, they should start laying again for you. If you can post a picture of your hens, we may be able to make a guesstimate as to when they may start laying again.
Thanks I'll add a pic today
Yes plenty of food and water and look healthy
Hello there and welcome to BYC!
Hens get stressed when they have been moved to a new home and can stop laying for up to a month. The stress shuts off the egg laying. So try to keep the stress down in the coop, don't pick them up much for a while, go sit with them and let them know all is well, and bring some goodies with you. This will help them bond to you and relax them a bit. It takes time for them to relax in their new digs.
I hope you start to get those eggs soon!!