How long does it take a chicken to start laying again after you move?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OtneyPrice, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. OtneyPrice

    OtneyPrice In the Brooder

    May 31, 2008
    I'm posting this because I now have an answer:

    I moved three 1 yr old chickens that were laying. Their new home was a big improvement over the old. The first resumed laying 1 1/2 weeks after arrival. The second took a month. The third took 6 weeks. So the answer is, it depends on the chicken. Good luck if you're playing the waiting game.
  2. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    I have had a new hen for a couple of weeks now. She has been very sporadic. Every few days she lays one beautiful, huge green egg... but only 3 so far. I am hoping it is the stress of a new place.

    Thoughts anyone?
  3. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    LOL So I could stillh ave a long wait for that first egg! I got a laying hen from another BYC member - I've had her for just about 2 weeks and haven't seen an egg yet. Beginning to wonder if we'll have eggs from the babies (13 weeks are the oldest) first! [​IMG]

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    Just waiting and checking on her a few times a day!


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