How long after moving will they lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommyofthreewithchicks, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2010
    I had to move the flock to higher ground this week as we were getting too much rain and water was in their coop. Also had to move the ducks into their space as well. They were just starting to lay and was giving me about an egg every other day.

    How long before they lay again? The good news is that they have moved into their winter coop and hopefully I can get the ducks back to their own spot sooner than later.
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I had a friend tell me that it took her hens about 2 weeks to get back on track.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  3. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2010
    I think one has been in the nesting boxes and moved some of the golf balls- hopefully that is a good sign- the bad is there is one ball I can't find. Hopefully when I find it there will be an egg next to it! (or hopefully there will be an egg in the nesting box soon).

    Two weeks seems like a long time! I hope they will start laying sooner than later.
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Every hen is different. They might not be effected at all, the location might not have been drastic enough. I got a laying hen from someone this summer and being moved to a new flock of 3 pullet made her happy, no stress at all. Just treat them the same as always.
  5. gambler

    gambler Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2010
    western Pa
    It has been 3 weeks since I got my chickens and moved them to my property and mine still are not back to normal according to the guy I got them from. The egg production has slowly increased during the 3 weeks. I have read it may take a month or more with some birds.
  6. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    At least one of mine lays while moulting, though her production goes down.

    I think two weeks is a good average, though of course it varies.
  7. eckwood1

    eckwood1 New Egg

    Jul 30, 2014
    if the golf balls are missing out of your nest you may have a chicken snake . could also account for missing eggs
  8. Meadowchick

    Meadowchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2014
    I agree about the chicken snake...we have huge ones here and have found ceramic eggs under a stack of used tin that was at least 50 feet from a pen we thought was snake proof! They are merciless! Also, we have been adding on to our hen house and some of the hens don't mind at all and are laying like clockwork, but others have totally quit. It's a "personal" thing with them I think...Blessings on getting some more eggs really soon[​IMG]
  9. The Reds

    The Reds Just Hatched

    Oct 16, 2017
    Here in Michigan the weather won't decide if it's winter or spring. So not only do we have molting, and crazy weather, but we also have a coop change (moved the furniture), added more roosts/nesting boxes. Then added about 6 to my flock of 9. I have had about three eggs in the past two/three weeks......

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