Moved hen to smaller coop, now no eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristenm1975, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a little banty turken a few weeks ago, put her in the big coop with about 15 hens and two roos and didn't like all the picking going on, so I built a little coop for her and the two other smaller young turkens I got at the same time.

    I'm not positive, but I'm nearly sure she was laying eggs in the big coop, but she has yet to drop even one in the new place. I thought her stress level would go down and she'd be delighted to have a little place of her own where she's the biggest instead of the one who's getting bullied, but maybe I was wrong in having done so. What do you think? I'll put pictures of both the big coop and run and the new little one.

    The old coop has a yard twice as big as it looks, due to a weird angle that isn't shown. the coop itself is built to hold 20 chickens, and has about 3 less than that, with the new hen.

    The new coop has about 20 square feet of room for one banty hen and two banty pullets.

    PS - her food is the same.

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  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep your faith with the right decision made.

    Chickens don't like change, even if it's in their best interest, the laying will continue once she settles into her new space....providing you have 14hours of daylight for optimum laying.

    It's that time of the year when the days shorten enough for alot of folks to either make a decision to add additional light or go eggless for a while.....til the day's get longer again. [​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree, they don't like change, but give her some time she should eventually settle in.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    It's pretty common for them to quit laying when moved. Hang in there, she'll start again.
     

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