Stressed chickens?

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

  1. dlspence_58

    dlspence_58 New Egg

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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. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    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]
     
  3. dlspence_58

    dlspence_58 New Egg

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

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