- Mar 14, 2021
I acquired four 1 yr old hens last night and they are all beautiful and healthy. They seem to be settling in well, today, despite the heat. I knew there might be a delay in egg-laying after the transition, but 3 out of the four were in and out of the coop nesting boxes for a couple of hours, and one of those three kept it up for 4+ hours and nobody laid an egg. The most persistent one would leave the coop, rejoin the others, then almost immediately rush back to the nesting boxes. She’d fuss around in there for a minute or two, then repeat the cycle. She eventually stopped and it’s 7 pm now. I’m sure they all had eggs in process when I got them last night. Can they just decide not to lay them? Is this getting on and off nests over and over again without laying, normal?