Hello. I have just bought my first two hens yesterday. They were bought as egg laying hens and we were told they were about 5 or 6 months old (they came from a big hatchery). We settled them into their new home last night and they both went up to the coop to sleep, although neither used the roost rails. I did notice that they were in a pen that didn't have roost rails at the hatchery so do they even know what to do? Anyway, ther haven't been any eggs today and I have told my little girl that maybe the hems need a few days to settle in. Can anyone offer me any insight into whether this is correct or how long after a hen is rehomed do they start laying. There are no other hens in the coop. Just the two we bought and they seem to get on well with each other. Thank you.