Moved to new coop and production has DROPPED

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peep Nerd, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Peep Nerd

    Peep Nerd Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    I moved my girls to their new coop/run about 10 days ago. Egg production has dropped by about 30 percent. I've checked all over and found no hidden eggs and they are not currently free ranging while they adjust to the new coop so I'm pretty sure I would find them. They seem pretty happy otherwise. Any thoughts on what to expect?
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    ANY change or stress will drop egg production, and perhaps some are starting to molt. They need time to settle in. Hot weather, molying, predator visits, anything can upset them and cause this. Give it time, and all will be well. Mary
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Songster

    Dec 24, 2007
    Northern California
    Yup. Totally agree with Folly's place. Chickens are sentient creatures. They respond to the environment around them. Changes in place, weather and attacks will effect them. Be patient.

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