New hens and eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ourhouse51, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. ourhouse51

    ourhouse51 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 6 buff orpingtons, one silkie, last week, all supposedly already laying. They are in the coop with my 4 buff babies and 3 silver laced Wyandotte girls who are about 8 weeks
    So far, not an egg seen! I know just the stress of moving and new coop mates can slow egg production. How long should i give them to lay before i decide i need to put them on a stew pot?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    it cold be that they are just of laying age, some chickens don't start to lay until a little after the 17-21 weeks
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    The stress from the move has probably been too much for them. Once they settle in and have a pecking order in place they will start again. No worries!
     
  4. ourhouse51

    ourhouse51 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got one egg today! I was excited!!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    AWESOME!!
    Congrats too you and the hen!
     

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