No Eggs!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dlshearon, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Dlshearon

    Dlshearon New Egg

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    I adopted a few 2 year old birds a week ago and they've produced nada! Relocating causes stress and it is getting darker but really? Wyadottes and Orpington are the breeds. Any suggestions welcome.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You may not see eggs from them (at least in regular numbers) until spring. At their age they have experienced a perfect storm of production interrupters - molt, seasonal change of lighting, stress from relocation. This is the time of year where you would normally see production slack off and/or stop all together between a bird's first and second laying cycle. *IF* you want you can use supplemental lighting to up the total hours of light they have to 14 hours per day (the change should be made incrementally and is best accomplished by having the lights come on in the morning before dawn vs. staying on after dusk). - it can help to overcome the natural disruption of the shortened daylight hours of winter.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    yes, too many interrupters -just a bad time to be getting them. Not their fault
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  5. wildcrafted

    wildcrafted Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted three 2-year-old hens from my aunt last summer and it took them exactly one month to lay. I'm sure they were stressed out from the move. This was also midsummer however, so depending on all the factors mentioned by the posters above it could be as long as Spring until you see an egg. Hopefully not though.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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