New hens not really laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by afj6710, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. afj6710

    afj6710 Chirping

    Jan 2, 2011
    A couple of weeks ago, we got 2 new hens (maybe 3 weeks now?). The person I got them from said that 1 was laying an egg a day and the other an egg every other day. No eggs for the first several days - ok, I expected that - but since then, we've gotten at most 1 egg every 2 or 3 days.

    So, what is wrong?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Did this "person" light them and you do not light?
  3. afj6710

    afj6710 Chirping

    Jan 2, 2011
    I don't know - I didn't notice a light in their coop. But we're in the deep south and get a decent amount of light, even in winter. All of my other girls are still laying great.
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    When I've gotten new adults it's took them up to a month to start laying regularly again, even in springtime.
  5. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Chickens are definitely not much for change, chances are it will be a while before they regain laying the way they were, they just went through a giant change in their little chicken world, rehoming a chicken can and will upset the laying balance.


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