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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fort Knox Farm, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Fort Knox Farm

    Fort Knox Farm New Egg

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    We're new to the whole backyard chicken life style! We inherited them from a family member who had these chickens since they were chicks. They were moved a couple times before they got to us. Now only 1 of the 8 lays eggs :( Not sure how to motivate them or make them feel comfortable.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chickens :celebrate Moving them can cause a drop in egg production. Many hens find moving home stressful. They probably need time to settle agin before they resume laying. Also if your birds are going through a molt or starting to molt this too can cause a stop in eggs. Good quality food, clean water and a clean house and they should feel better real soon. You might like to drop by the egg laying section too for further help ~
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
    Wishing you the very best of luck with them in the future. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I agree with Yorkshire coop...change stresses out chickens but they will soon adapt to their new home. And molting is pretty common this time of year (you'll know what's going on if you see a lot of feathers on the ground and in the coop). Give the girls time and you'll get your eggs.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old are they? If they have been passed around maybe they aren't in their best laying age. Welcome to BYC
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

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