Newly transferred two year olds stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TexChix, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. TexChix

    TexChix New Egg

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    Jun 14, 2009
    I recently inherited two chickens. They are just under two years old and I added them to my flock of 8 hens who range from 3-6 months old. The two newly transferred hens immediately took the top roost and laid 4 eggs in the first three days between the two of them. In the two weeks since then there hasn't been another egg yet (though my oldest Naked Neck did start laying her first BEAUTIFUL brown eggs). One of my new transfers is definitely molting, so I'm assuming they're experiencing stress from the transition to a new home. (Why else would you start molting when the temperature hits 39 degrees?) Will they recover and ever lay again? Is there anything I can do to help them?
     
  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Increase Protein in their diet to help with the moult, add electrolytes to their water to help.
     

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