Too young to lay? Or just change of scenery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wildspiritedelz, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    I got my chickens at "point of lay" not sure what age they are... The lady I bought them off said some of her chickens had started to lay but was impossible to say which one (she had around 25+ in her flock).
    Will it make a difference to a chicken laying an egg if she's moved to a new house/pen? Any idea how long it will take her to get used to new pad and start laying?
    Thanks x
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yes, moving or really, any change, is against the nature of a chicken. They'll settle in. Give them a week. Keep them in the coop and run for a week, allowing them to adopt their new surroundings as home.
     
  3. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good! I was (unrealistically) hoping for eggs this weekend to make my Yorkshire puds with haha! Oh well... Off to buy eggs! x
     
  4. lilypad

    lilypad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've rehomed chickens who lay straight away or just take a few days to settle in :) Some take a bit longer though.

    If the comb is big and red and they stoop when you go to pick them up (although not all chickens will do this) that is a good indication that they are laying/very close to laying [​IMG]
     
  5. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    Well two of the chickens have very bright long combs, flopping over a bit because they're so big! I'm hoping next week ive got eggs!! Hehe! It's like waiting for Xmas! I'm gona be jumping up and down when they finally lay lol!!!! xxx
     
  6. lilypad

    lilypad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great stuff! Shouldn't be too long now! :D x
     
  7. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE: we have our 1st egg!!!!!!!! Sooo chuffed!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. lilypad

    lilypad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoooooooo! How will you be eating your first egg? :D
     
  9. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hhmm not sure... I think boiled with toast! Nom!! nom!! xxx
     
  10. wildspiritedelz

    wildspiritedelz Out Of The Brooder

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    Two more eggs! Got an absolute whopper!
     

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