I need some advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teddy Roo's mom, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Teddy Roo's mom

    Teddy Roo's mom New Egg

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    Hello,
    I purchased 6 new hens on march 1st and acclimated them with my original 6. all are about the same age. everything went well with no fighting, I have noticed a change in the pecking order and I expected that. the problem is now my americaunas from the original flock have stopped laying. could enyone tell me how long this might last? I was looking forward to the blue eggs for easter.
     
  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found this doesn't last long. They seem to get a bit thrown out by change but soon settle back to their previous habits. Are you sure they are not laying away somewhere?
     
  3. Teddy Roo's mom

    Teddy Roo's mom New Egg

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    Yes, they are penned. I have 12 hens and six nesting boxes is that ok?
     
  4. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 hens and 3 boxes - they all use one of those or the floor!! Yours sounds fine. I think they will soon be back to laying so don't worry.
     
  5. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 nest for every 3-4 chickens is sufficient. Don't worry, they'll start laying again. Some birds are more prone to stress induced periods of laying disruptions.
     

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