New Chickens / low egg count

tyklr87

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5 Years
Sep 29, 2014
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We started out with 10 hens (4 Barred Rocks, 5 Leghorns, and 1 Black Wyandotte) that were hatched late January/early Feb. of this year. For the past couple of months we are been getting 8-10 eggs/day. We went and bought 8 Production Reds a few weeks ago that were 6 months old that had starting laying a few weeks before we picked them up. We put them straight in with our original 10 since then we have only been getting around 7-9 eggs / day. When will the Production Reds start laying again and when will our original girls get back up to their peak again?

Thanks!
 

ChickenCanoe

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When they all get over the stress of the changes. Even though they're still young, enough stress can even induce molt.
I take your post to mean that you didn't quarantine the new birds.
 
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tyklr87

Hatching
5 Years
Sep 29, 2014
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No we didn't quarantine the new chickens. We bought them off a place that we felt really comfortable with. They had clean nice healthy chickens. But from what I have read we probably should of. It took 2-3 days to get their pecking order sorted out and there was never any nasty fighting or wounds.
 

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