My new chickens arent laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smallchickfarm, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. smallchickfarm

    smallchickfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello
    Three weeks ago I bought three white Plymouth rock hens at laying age,
    the hens had already layed but since they have bin at my house their hasn't
    been a single egg. They look really healthy and are eating well
    I have no idea why they haven't layed yet.
    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess is that they are still recovering from the stress of moving and the change in surroundings. New birds added to a flock often take a couple of weeks or even more before they lay.
     
  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what part of the world you are in and what your coop set up consists of. I am in Ohio & fall is here. We have seen a significant decline in egg production ( as we do every fall ). Our chickens are going through molt and we do not have a light in our coop. Hens need 12 hours of light to make an egg. Temperature also has a lot to do with it. And make sure they have access to clean water always. My girls will start popping out eggs like crazy in the spring. Hope that helps.
     

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