How long before she will lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doodledoo, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    First I would like to thank everyone for the wealth of knowledge on this board. I have learned so much about chickens. I do however have one question...we got a couple of hens over the weekend and the lady we bought them from said that they were both laying. How long does it usually take them to get adjusted to a new home and start laying again? They had been in a run with a roo so I am hoping to get some fertile ones for hatching.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You can't tell for sure. Moving is a big stress and can put them off laying for a few days, a few weeks or a few months. I hope they start up for you very soon. Remember lots of good feed, clean water and some good treats and they should settle in and be back at it in no time.
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    When I brought girls home from an auction one time, I think it was around 5 days - 1 wk before the 4 of them all were laying again, but as was stated, I imagine it varies by each bird.
  4. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    I also got hens that were laying. First batch of nine the lady told me 5 of them where laying. got 2 eggs the next day skipped a day with no eggs, then got 2 or 3 eggs a day after that. Then I got 5 more hens from a different lady. they will be a year old in may. Started then getting anywhere from 4 to 7 eggs a day. I have only went one day without a egg. I also mixed two flocks together. So I am getting much more than I thought. I guess every hen is different. Is it really cold where you live. I read alot of that, it being cold slows them down.


    ps Welcome:D

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