Moving to a new home

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cmoore333, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. cmoore333

    cmoore333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did look this up and found several post about this all ready, I got four new chickens last week (my plan was to keep them seperate from my flock&, but after 7days three of my newbies got out and where hanging out with my flock I had) they even all squeezed in the main coop that night... All seem to be getting along wonderfully... So I had two that have been laying,(then one was molting) and two not quit old enough(but soon, as ive found a few soft shelled eggs and two fairy eggs)
    So the new four, where all layers (well according to the guy I bought them from) none are laying yet, I've heard it could be up to four weeks for them to start, if they start laying:(sad face.. What is every bodies experience in adding new birds to thier flock, concerning when they start to lay. I had added new birds to my flock before and the new ones before, laid eggs right away.. So this strike is something new to me..:(
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the new chickens? Production birds can begin laying as soon as 16 weeks. My experience though with ordinary backyard birds is that it's 20-24 weeks. It sucks waiting we all know.
     
  3. cmoore333

    cmoore333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The previous owner Said they where 40weeks:) so they are more then old enough...
     
  4. cmoore333

    cmoore333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two have started to lay!!!!, yaaaaaaa
     

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