new flock of ameraucanas

cbradio

In the Brooder
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I acquired a group of ameraucanas on Sunday. How soon do you think they would "chill out" and start laying again?
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Mar 9, 2014
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It can take a couple of weeks or longer for hens who were actively laying to settle from a stressor (such as a move) and return to production. Were they reported to be laying prior to the move?
 

cbradio

In the Brooder
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Jan 30, 2014
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Yes, I also realized they may need more light as the days are getting shorter.
 

MeepBeep

Songster
5 Years
With winter moving in and your location unknown it could take many weeks between the stress of the move and the possibly of them shutting down (or a least really tapering back) egg laying for the season... That is unless you provide supplemental light so they think summer is still in full swing as they unstress...
 

Mrs. K

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Personally, when I have gotten laying hens, they will lay for a day, then there will be a break of 4-5 days, and then they lay normally. They could take a longer break, but the ones I got generally were laying within a week.

It depends on where you live, but I live in western SD, and even though we are into fall, I do not expect a real big shift in egg production until mid November, and that is without artificial light. If you live way north, that would be earlier.

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