New Chickens not laying....been two weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vtchicken, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. vtchicken

    vtchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I picked up two Speckled Sussex hens to add to my flock. There almost a year old. This Saturday will be the two week mark of them at my place, but still no eggs? I figured they would have to get adjusted to my place, since they are now free range as apposed to a pen, but I figured by now they would be laying. Any advise?

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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free ranging= egg hunt. If they haven't been taught where to lay they'll find their our spot.
     
  3. vtchicken

    vtchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah the rest of my chickens are free range, but I know there spots.... Maybe I just haven't found it yet. But they don't disappear to lay like the others.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    It may take longer than that for them to settle in. Did you isolate them for a while before adding them to your flock!
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah two weeks may well not be enough time to adjust to their new situation.
     
  6. vtchicken

    vtchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input everybody, I figured they would need some time.
     

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