1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

hens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuffy, May 7, 2009.

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2009
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    2 weeks ago I added 4 new hens and a rooster to my flock of 12 hens. For the first week my egg production stayed the same (8 or 9 a day) Since last week they are now only laying 2 a day. They are not out roaming so not able to hide the eggs. Do you think its a case of delayed "new chicken stress"
    I hope they will start laying again, any ideas anyone? Thanks
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Any time chickens have a change they egg production will either slow down or stop for a bit. Could be a week, could be a few days.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by