New Chickens, New Coop...1st timer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kannada35, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. kannada35

    kannada35 In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2010
    Hello all....brought home my first four hens on Saturday from the market. They are Orpingtons, 2 buff and 2 black. They had already started laying prior to me purchasing...but since bringing them home from the market on Saturday....not an egg to be seen. Is there a period of time that they need to settle in? They have adjusted to the coop well and are in and out. It also has made me being to wonder if I need more lighting or am I just not being patient.
    Any insight would be appreciated.

  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    [​IMG] They do get a little scared when they have been moved and wont lay for a few days. If they still arent laying soon, i would consider adding a aother window to your coop to give them some light. Good Luck!
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
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  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    I agree, they need to settle down. Chickens get stressed pretty easy.
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello there and welcome! You're right on target. They just need to settle in and once they feel at home, you'll see those eggs again. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks. So you're also right that you need to be patient.

    Enjoy those hens and it'll be like Christmas when you see those first eggs! [​IMG]
  6. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    Welcome to this addiction. [​IMG] aAnd welcome to this site. [​IMG] Be sure to create your own page so that we can all see your coop and the girls. This is the BEST place you'll find to ask questions and learn from others experience as well as share your own experiences.
  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
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  8. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Would love to see some pics. Welcome![​IMG]
  9. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    [​IMG] from Northern Ontario, Canada.
  10. hughmac312

    hughmac312 In the Brooder

    howdy doo, have fun with your roos...

    gotta love them chickens...

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