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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnnyepatton, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. johnnyepatton

    johnnyepatton Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 RI Reds I've had 2 weeks why are they not laying
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!![​IMG]

    So happy you joined! How old are you RIRs? If they are only 2 weeks old then they won't be laying in awhile.
     
  3. johnnyepatton

    johnnyepatton Out Of The Brooder

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    1 year
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get them? They should be laying by now.[​IMG]
     
  5. johnnyepatton

    johnnyepatton Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's very odd that they are not laying. Are they get a good amount of food and water? Are they acting healthy?
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  8. johnnyepatton

    johnnyepatton Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I'll add a pic today
     
  9. johnnyepatton

    johnnyepatton Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes plenty of food and water and look healthy
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    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!!
     
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