New chicken not laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Newfarmer36, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Newfarmer36

    Newfarmer36 Songster

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    I bought a hen and a rooster a couple of weeks ago. The man said that the hen was laying. Well, she's not. Do some hens just never lay eggs? I've been feeding them laying pellets. I thought that would help but it's not. Thanks
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Most likely it's stress from the move. She should start up again Ina little while.
     
  3. Lacy Duckwing

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    How old is the hen? After two years a hen will start slowing down on egg production.
     
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    Thank you! I was hoping so! Some say this kind goes broody often and that's what I'm wanting. :)
     
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  5. Newfarmer36

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    She can't be too old. The man said she had just started laying.
     
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  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

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    As said above, she may not be laying because of the move. She'll pick back up pretty soon, though :) Best wishes!
     
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  7. JMotuzick

    JMotuzick Chirping

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    We are still in winter, the short days might have effect too.
     
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  8. Newfarmer36

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    Thank you!
     
  9. RodNTN

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    You're welcome :)
     
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