new chicken coop and chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by valcaffee, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. valcaffee

    valcaffee New Egg

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    I just finished building a nice Coop with a big run and got 6 Rhode Island red Chicken.

    Chickens are about a year old and was told they are laying eggs, but it been 3 days that i have them and nothing.

    i give them Organic food and they also eat some grass from the outside, keep the coop worm with wood chips and even put some fake eggs inside the laying boxes.

    i read that i need to let them to adjust to the new home, for how long??

    please help
    thank you
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    They do need time to adjust. There is no set amount of time. Sometimes a week, can be up to a month. Any change can throw them off laying for a few weeks. Also, make sure they get plenty of light.
     
  3. valcaffee

    valcaffee New Egg

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    thank you for the info, i am in CA and we do have about 12 hr's of sun now daily and i see they are out of the coop all day, is that good or i need to put a light on a timer inside the coop?
    Thank you
    Mike
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    That should be plenty of light. I think they just need to adjust to their new surroundings. Good luck!
     
  5. valcaffee

    valcaffee New Egg

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    Thank you
     

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