Shipped birds not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by robbdebbie, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    Okay I got 6 female birds shipped last Monday. 3 showgirls and 3 blue cochins. I know for a fact that the cochins were laying before they were shipped, and I am not so sure about the showgirls I will have to ask. Of course not one egg yet. I haven't seen the roo mate the ochins yet either.

    Do they need to get settled in more?

    Thanks
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It can take up to a month for them to get settled in, and this time of year it might take them longer. My bantam cochins didn't lay at all last winter, until probably February.
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Shelley. Give them a bit more time. They've been stressed and they need time to calm down and get readjusted to things.

    Laurie
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need more time to settle.
     

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