Question about young and old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debilorrah, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We got our 6 hens and 1roo a week ago. Yesterday we bought 6 1 week od chick. They are in a large rabbit cage in the hen house. Would this cause the hens to stop laying or not?
  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I don't know for sure, but since it seems that anything out of the norm, adding a bird, removing a bird, changes to the coop etc. can cause a change in production I would guess yes. At least until they adjust to the newcomers. But again, I'm new to this.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I agree with chickman. Chickens don't like change and anything that upsets or changes their routine can stop laying temporarily.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    There have been no eggs since the chicks. We took them in the house yesterday until they are older. I guess I have to wait for my girls to feel relaxed again. Live and learn.

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