Newbie with first ever chickens...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jstalljon, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. jstalljon

    jstalljon New Egg

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    We just picked up our first group of laying hens yesterday (4 isa browns, 1 year old) from an Amish neighbor up the road. Considering there were no eggs to be seen this morning, is there a typical time frame before they start getting more accustomed to their new home and will start laying again?

    I've read where the stress of a move can throw them off for a bit, but wanted to see if others experienced the same thing. They came from a flock of about 50 birds, so I'm sure the 4 girls are still just getting adjusted...just wanted to see if there was any rhyme/reason.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    It depends - but average, a couple weeks. Have fun with your new chickens!!! CG3
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Unless the stress induces a molt, they will start back up in a week or two. If their run starts looking like a pillow exploded, then they are molting. When they molt, they cannot lay eggs, as all their protein is going to growing in feathers.
     
  4. jstalljon

    jstalljon New Egg

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    Thank you for the replies!
     

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