New home. How long until I'll have eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LukeandAli, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our ladies just came to live with us and I'm wondering when I should start to expect eggs. We have 2 Barred Rocks, a Khaki Campbell Duck, an Ameracauna, an Auracana, a Jersey Giant, and a New Hampshire Red. They are all about 2.5 years old or younger. DH set up the lamp to help them out a little. Can't wait to get my egg on! [​IMG]
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Change in location can upset the laying process from a few days to about a month. I had two hens "recover" in two days then take a brief respite again for a week.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Five of them are in their own coop (it came with them) and they only moved a short distance (less than half an hour drive).
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Doesn't matter, it's CHANGE to them. That's the issue, change, not necessarily how "different" OR "similar" the location is to what they had before.
     
  5. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are some breeds more likely to "recover" more quickly than others? Does age factor in at all? I'm anxious to get some eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got one! My husband found our first egg when he got home for lunch! I'm jealous that he found it before I did! [​IMG]
     

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