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 Hatching

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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 Songster

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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 Hatching

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

    jacyjones Songster

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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

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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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