New chicken additions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eek620, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. eek620

    eek620 Just Hatched

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    Hi,

    We have two new additions to our coop. One of them is a Buff Orpington and is supposedly 9 months old and laying. The other is a Favorelle and has laid two eggs so far. The problem is that it has been a week since we got them and the Buff has not laid an egg yet. Her face seems red enough and her comb and waddles are large and red. Is there an adjustment period? Do they just stop laying if they are moved to a new home? How long should I expect to wait for her to lay again before contacting the seller? Did I receive an older hen?



    Thank you!!
     
  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does take a while for them to get settled in about a month
     
  3. eek620

    eek620 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! She did squat for me yesterday, so hopefully that's a good sign.
     
  4. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya she is most likely just getting settled in she might start laying sooner than a month
     
  5. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining!

    Ahh...adjusting to a new home is a stressful situation for both you and your birds! Give her time...shes adjusting...it may take a whille before you get an egg from her, or it might be a matter of days....it really just depends on the bird...

    Good luck

    -Mustang
     

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