My "re-homed" hen is not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvmichicks, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. luvmichicks

    luvmichicks Hatching

    Nov 15, 2008
    I recently acquired 3 hens. One Americuna that is over a year old and 2 barred rock chicks that are 2 months old. The person I got them from told me the Americuna was laying, I've had her a week and haven't gotten an egg yet. I'm sure she's a little stressed over her move. When should I expect some egg action?
  2. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i bought some chickens a while back that were laying took them about 2 weeks to start laying again but i only got 3 that are finally laying the rest haven't started laying again and it has been a month
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Good luck.

    Sometimes it takes a while.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    You may not get an egg for awhile. Don't despair. She will in time. Some take longer than others. Sometimes just moving them to a new coop will cause them to stop laying for awhile.
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    some birds won't lay untill they go through molt. Most start again in about 2 weeks. When ever I buy hens that are laying they normally lay the next day as they had one in the shoot. Then I don't get any for 2 weeks or if they were close to a molt, after the molt is over.
  6. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i think mine are going though a molt!
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    None of the adult hens I have bought started laying for at least 2 weeks after joining my group.
  8. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Quote:That is what happened with the young hen I bought this summer... She gave me 2 eggs and promptly molted mid July.... Only this week has she returned to laying her big green eggs!!! I am thrilled, I thought perhaps she would wait till spring...
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    It is extremely stressful on a hen to be moved to a new home. This stress, time of year, cold weather approaching, less sunlight, don't be surprised if her lack of egg laying is extended beyond a few weeks.

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