hens not laying

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

  1. tuffy

    tuffy In 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.

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