Hens not layin

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by genevieve, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    I purchased an Orpington rooster and 3 Orpington hens at auction a month ago. Since then we have only had a few eggs, and some went missing that I was waiting to see if were going to be set on. The temps here have been high and it has been humid. I did crack three of the ones that they laid and they appeared to be fertile. I really want to have some chicks!

    Do you think the temps are effecting them or did I get a dud set of chickens?
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    Not knowing their age, and even if the previous owner said they were 1 year olds I would be suspect....soooo.. It is probably just the stress of new residence... Give the ladies a few days and make sure they feel safe and secure and the eggs will come..... UNLESS the previous owner fibbed and they are 4 year olds... Then expect an egg every week or so! (maybe)
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Getting comfy in their new surroundings, great nutrition, lots of TLC and less oppressive weather conditions and my guess is that you'll see more eggs.
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The heat probably has a lot to do with it, providing the age, health and nutrition of the chickens is as you think that they are. Hold on for cooler weather.
    good luck.

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