New Chicken Not Laying Yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MKKimmen, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    We adopted a 1 year old Blue Ameracauna Chicken about 6 weeks ago. I didnt expect her to lay right away, but she still has not. Is that normal? She had been laying before we got her, and i figured with the move and stress it might be a couple weeks until we got a egg from her. Well, nothing yet and its been 6 weeks. She seems way less stressed now and is getting along with the othe chickens okay, eating and drinking, and not being broody.
    Is there anything else I can do for her?


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    That is kind of long for her to adapt......Do they get to free range? Could she be hiding her eggs?
  3. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    Yes they get to Free Range, and I have checked everywhere in the coop and no blue/green eggs yet! [​IMG]
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    She could be egg bound or are you sure she is 1yr,she might be older. Just a couple of possibilties.

  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    Could she have laid an egg under a bush. One lady in town said her chickens lay under bushes and have never laid in the coop. Maybe they are just unfound. Ha ha.
  6. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    Seems like a long time to get adjusted. Did you get her from someone you know? Maybe she isn' t what was advertised!!!
  7. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    What do I do if she is "egg bound"??

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