Stressed chickens?

dlspence_58

Hatching
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
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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.
 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
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Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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.
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