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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shenanigans80, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Shenanigans80

    Shenanigans80 In the Brooder

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    We are new to raising chickens. I got most of our bird as chicks. I just recently purchased a full grown Australorp hen and was told she was laying. I'm wondering if she may be stressed and that's why she's not laying? I've had her for just about a week now. I'm really hoping that she's not done laying.
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    stress can put a hen off laying but, I would think she'd be used to her new home in a weeks time. After that I would wonder how old she really is
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Shenanigans80, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Hope your hen starts up soon! Best wishes!
     
  5. Shenanigans80

    Shenanigans80 In the Brooder

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    Thank you all! I contacted the lady I got her from and she said it can take up to a month for a hen to start laying again after being moved. Ivhad her a week. Really hope that's what the issue is.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

  7. Shenanigans80

    Shenanigans80 In the Brooder

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    Now that I have 2 hens laying age, will the laying feed affect my younger birds? (I couldn't figure out where to post this question, as I have to use my phone)
     
  8. Shenanigans80

    Shenanigans80 In the Brooder

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    We got our first egg today! I'm not sure which hen it came from (we have 2), but I am assuming it came from the hen(21-22 weeks old) we've had since a chick since it has a soft shell. How long do they lay soft eggs for? Could it be the hen I bought that stopped laying?
     

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