My Hens are Stressin'

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BatesPiggery, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. BatesPiggery

    BatesPiggery Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, on Dec 21st I bought two hens and a rooster. The rooster is a Blue Maran, only 6-7 months old, and crowed for the first time yesterday. My hens are Ameraucana, one is 14 months old, and the other is about 8 months old. The older hen, I was told was laying usually an egg a day. The next day I bought three Rhode Island Reds, 6-7 months old. The Reds I knew most likely wouldn't lay very soon, but I expected at least one egg by now. I realize that moving farms and meeting new hens would stress them out, how long should it take for my girls to calm down? And is there anything I can do to help get them laying? They seem perfectly healthy, and very friendly they come to the gate when I am outside. Any and all advice is encouraged and appreciated.
    Thanks for your time,
    Samantha
     
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    They should start calming down soon!!!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Assuming the ages are correct, you should start getting eggs very soon. Make sure the diet is correct and make sure you don't have a bunch of egg eaters. Is your chicken coop big enough for all these chickens? Are they free ranging and hiding the eggs? Just a few things to think of...
     
  4. BatesPiggery

    BatesPiggery Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in an enclosure that is 10x10 with three coupes, I am building more tomorrow, and they will be starting free range tomorrow. Here's hopping that having more space will push them into laying.
     

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