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Recently moved & hens haven't layed since. Common?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Travelbuggirl, May 4, 2016.

  1. Travelbuggirl

    Travelbuggirl New Egg

    Mar 9, 2016
    We recently moved to a new home. We built a large coop for our hens at the new house. We officially moved our girls (4 total) just a few days ago & they haven't layed since. Prior to the move they all were laying every other day, if not daily. Is that normal as they get use to their new surroundings?
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Birds hate change. The stop in egg production is due to their change in environment. Frequently they will lay the first day or two - eggs that were 'in production' in the reproductive tract, and then take a break until they feel settled in their new home. Be patient what they are doing is normal, and they will lay again.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's very normal. Try to keep to a routine and hopefully they settle in and feel more comfortable soon. I've read some have resumed after a week and others can take up to a month.
  4. Travelbuggirl

    Travelbuggirl New Egg

    Mar 9, 2016
    Thanks for the reassurance!!

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