Started laying and then stopped...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roxsam, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. roxsam

    roxsam Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    I have two 7 month olds that I got 2.5 weeks ago to add to our 3 month olds(replacing the roos). One of them has laid an egg almost every day since then. The other one laid one or two at first and hasn't laid any since. Is this normal when they first start laying or is something wrong with her?

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    It sounds normal for a hen who has had a major stress (i.e. the move) in her life. They will typically stop laying for several days to several weeks after a move like that. Any eggs they lay in the first day or two are only because they were already "in the works" by the time you moved them. Give them a chance to settle in and they'll get back to laying.

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