New chickens - No Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johyatt, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. johyatt

    johyatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Groveland
    I added 4 new chickens to my flock a week ago. Two Rhode Island Reds and two Buff Orpingtons. Seller said they were between 7 and 11 months old and were great layers. They have been here a week and a day and no eggs. Does it normally take this long for them to start laying again when you move them? Is there any way to tell how old a chicken is? Thanks ![​IMG]
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Yes, it can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks before they start laying regularly again. Moving to a new home is a big shock to their system and they'll need some time to settle down.

    As for age, you can post pictures, but there's no fool-proof way to tell how old they are.
     
  3. johyatt

    johyatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 28, 2010
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    Okay, thanks. This is the first time I have added any chickens to my original ones. My other ones are laying as normal, even though it is very hot here in Florida, so I wasn't sure if it was the heat or the move or if they were younger than what she said. They are big chickens, so I am assuming they are full grown.
     

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