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"new" addition to small flock stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pdxchristine, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. pdxchristine

    pdxchristine In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2013
    Forest Grove, OR
    I tried searching on this topic but couldn't find anything.

    I had two 5 month old hens and just added a 1 year old barred rock to replace one that was attacked earlier this summer. The new girl has been here just over a week and is doing well with the group. No bullying or anything like that. She laid once right after arriving and hasn't laid since that I'm aware of.

    I assume this is a fairly normal adjustment thing? Anyone else add an established layer to their group and experience the same thing? How long til they started laying again?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  2. KaylaBird

    KaylaBird In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2010
    Sunny SoCal
    My hens have gone through weird on and off laying periods. Sometimes they are just fickle. I would say your new hen is probably going through the stress of a new environment, even though they all seem to get along im sure its still stressful. I would give it another week? I know how frustrating it can be waiting for the eggs to start flowing again but sometimes there is only so much you can do. If its still a problem then I would start looking into the food or calcium/nutrients shes getting, but honestly I think its probably just a little stress.

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