my chicken wont lay eggs i barley bought it

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adriennehearts, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought my chicken three days ago why wont it lay eggs?[​IMG]

    look at pics too see chicken
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
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    Give the chicken time to get used to her surroundings. How old is she BTW?
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's stressed. Egg-laying is the last thing your poor girl has on her mind. Give her a few days, maybe even a week at least. She'll get around to it. [​IMG]
     
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There could be several reasons why your chicken is not laying yet
    shes scared
    shes lonely
    shes not old enough
    shes to old
    shes a rooster
    its cold out
    not enough daylight
    not enough proper food
    shes sick

    Give us a little more information and we'll sure try to help!
    Good Luck!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:This is a great summary of why the chicken may not be laying.
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I am going to wager that as soon as she feels comfortable in her new routine and surroundings she will start laying eggs for you. That is, of course, providing She is not a He... [​IMG] For the first week or two try to keep the routine as consistant as possible and make sure she is getting plenty of a good quality feed. She'll come around and bless you with Yummy eggs eventually. Chickens have a real knack for teaching patience. hee hee hee... Congrats on your new chicken!!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Relax. Your girls will lay in due time. Most won't lay for awhile after a move or some type of change in their environment. They may take up to a month MOL before they will lay. Be patient. It will happen. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my chicken is old enogh it nice brown and fluffy i would say its 3 or 2 years old i have pics but i dont know how to put them on
     
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  9. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and how do i take my chicken a bath
    it needs cleaning
     

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