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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Roo With SWAGG, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Roo With SWAGG

    Roo With SWAGG Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Why is it that when i bought my 1 year old healthy rhode island reds a week ago that they laid 2 eggs and quit?[​IMG]
    Thanks,
    Dustin
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Tell us more. How are they housed, how many other birds, what do you feed them, do they free range. Are their combs red and plump?
     
  3. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    They usually take a week or so to settle in. You have completely disrupted their lives. I'd say you were lucky you got those 2 x eggs. Be patient Dustin, once they settle in things should balance out .
     
  4. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new Maran has done the same thing, brought her home 8 days ago, she laid 2 beautiful eggs then nothing, I am hoping when she settles in she will start up again.
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry about it, she'll start laying again when she's ready. And there is no telling how long it'll take. She is stressed and needs to have time to calm down and see the new place as home.
     
  6. Roo With SWAGG

    Roo With SWAGG Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys for the help! :)
    Donrae,
    They are fed Dumor layer crumble feed.
    Combs are red and plump, in fact they lean to the sides.
    They free range about 1 hour to 2 hours a day.
    There is a white silkie rooster in thier coop/run.
    There is a good amound of room it thier coop/run to move around, peck, and scrach.
    They bully a younger and much smaller hen in the run named gentle all the time. :(

    Thanks,
    Dustin
     
  7. gichickens

    gichickens Out Of The Brooder

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    How to stop my new egg layers, not to eat there eggs?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So you've only had them a week or so? Just give them some time. Their teeny tiny little pea brains have to adjust to this being a safe place to reproduce.
     
  9. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Try putting a golf ball in the nest box. It broke my egg eater.
     

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