How soon after moving before we see eggs again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MedChicken, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. MedChicken

    MedChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello again!

    I know I'm just pestering the board with tons of questions today... Sorry!

    I just added 8 new hens to my flock from a farm a few hours away. They were laying there (except for a few who are molting). About how long will it take before they settle in and start laying for me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen hens take as little as a few days to as much as TWO MONTHS.

    Good luck.
     
  3. MedChicken

    MedChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TWO MONTHS?! Ouch!! Fingers crossed for just a few days!

    Luckily, they seem to have sorted things out with the existing flock and settled in. One of the new girls fought with one of my girls for a few minutes, but by the first night everyone was huddled together in the coop and sharing nicely! I hope that this means they are feeling comfortable and will lay soon!
     

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