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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Granny57, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Granny57

    Granny57 New Egg

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    l am a new hen owner of just one week. We bought 6 Red Shavers 1 year old. When we brought them home they were laying 6 ggs a day for 3 days. Then it was down to 5 for 3 days. Today there was 4 and 1 very small egg the size of a robin egg. I need some advise what is happening?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    What you are seeing is perfectly normal. When chickens are moved to a new place it causes stress, which suppresses egg-laying. the eggs you were getting initially were those already developing in the birds. Just be patient and i am sure that they will resume regular laying once they feel relaxed and happy.

    all the best
    CT
     
  3. Granny57

    Granny57 New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply, I know I am going to love this forum[​IMG]
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome and for sure you will enjoy yourself here at BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do. [​IMG]
     

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