New chicken...No egg. Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenChik, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby and I just got a silkie hen Friday that was laying. We moved her to the quarantine pen and have not seen an egg yet. Is this normal? Is she just stressed out?
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, thats really common. I got a new EE and it took a week and a half for her to start laying. Just keep up good feeding practices, and she'll relax and start laying soon. Dont give up on her for at least 30 days, it sometimes takes that long. (it doesnt usually take that long, but its not totally unheard of)

    Congrtas on your new hen! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you suzettex5. I tried to tell my hubby that but he thought she was egg bound.
     
  4. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 hens and a roo from my friend. Even though they were already flock mates, they didn't lay for about a week. I hope she settles soon!
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep telling my hubby that we need to keep the hens on a schedule........... I let them out AFTER the egg is in the nest. NOt to stop the rooster's crowing. I bought layer mash - to help stimulate the egg production, since things have been so jumbled in our lives with the coon attack, the roo wandering off & the new hen's arrival. My original hen must be hiding her eggs very well! we haven't found one in 3 days.
     
  6. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we got our very first egg this morning and it was from my new hen.
     
  7. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats! Color?
     
  8. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a white silkie egg from my splash hen.
     

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