Recently purchased Hens...how long before they will start

egibson961

Hatching
11 Years
Oct 4, 2008
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Okay, my first post, my first chickens... I just purchased four RIR's that are approximately one year old. I got them from a small farm where they were supposedly laying regularly. I understand that the "transition" may have upset them. So, my question is how long before they should start laying again ? They are roosting in a small barn along with two young Barred Rock Roo's.
 

CATRAY44

Lard Cookin Chicken Woman
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
1,405
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Hillsdale County, Michigan
I have one who started laying within a day or two. One went right into a molt and has not laid since. One was the rooster's favorite and has been busy regrowing feathers, and has still not laid, after a month. Light is changing and days getting shorter, so that may affect them. My 2 Isa Browns are only 17 weeks, so..... I guess just be patient, lol.
 

Namaste Mama

Songster
11 Years
Sep 18, 2008
195
1
121
AZ
I got 3 from a local place. It took 2 weeks for one ot start laying and three weeks later the other 2 still aren't laying. Those to are about ready to meet my soup pot.
 

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