Stressed chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dlspence_58, Oct 1, 2008.

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    dlspence_58 Hatching

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    I recently obtained 4 hens and a rooster from an animal shelter. I've provided a nice nesting house for them and after 3 days confinement I've let them out to free range. Thus far I've had no eggs. How long does it take for them to adapt to a new environment and are they too stressed right now to lay?
    I think the breeds are 3 Dominique hens, 1 red/black bantam hen, 1 red/black bantam rooster.
     
  2. They may be laying outdoors but it's more likely they need more time to settle. Lucky chickens, they'll reward you with eggs when they are calmer.[​IMG]
     
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    dlspence_58 Hatching

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    Thank you Lynne P. for your advice. Much appreciated.
     

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