Help please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taramill, May 22, 2016.

  1. taramill

    taramill New Egg

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    Hello all
    I'm new as a member & new to chickens ! We've recently moved into a property with an already built in chicken coup very well built may as say . So we purchased 5 Australorps & 3 Isa Browns not pure breeds I think & all were already together when we purchased them . When we brought them over a month ago the lady told us to give them a couple of weeks to settle & they should start laying .
    Well only one of the Australorps lays daily but nothing from the others as yet . Any ideas anyone would be great . They all look happy & healthy so not sure [​IMG][​IMG] thanks [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They'll start ovulating again when they feel at home.
     
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  3. taramill

    taramill New Egg

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    Thank you chickencanoe . When we brought them they were not quite laying age but nearly if that makes sense [​IMG]
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChickenCanoe is correct. The chickens need to feel at home to start laying again, BUT do you know how od they are? Sometimes people get rid of their older stock, maybe three or so for a dollar a bird or they will sell their poor or non layers. Hopefully that isn't your case.
     
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  5. Mschkweasnduck

    Mschkweasnduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a little more time :)
    My first hens stopped laying for nearly 6 months ,I thought well they're cute pets from here on out...and when I bought 10 more hens who were already over a year old my lil ole hens began laying daily out of the blue :)
     
  6. taramill

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    We purchased from a reputable place that breed & sell , defiantly not old they are young stock for sure and were all in a sale pen together . I'm hoping it's just a maturity thing & they are just not quite ready yet [​IMG]
     
  7. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are their combs red? The combs on a pullet will turn from pink to red before she begins to lay. I've had pullets start to lay anywhere between four months five days and well over 8 months so the age can vary.
     

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