Transition

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenRandy, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. ChickenRandy

    ChickenRandy Hatching

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    Hi, I am new to having chickens and got 6 hens that were already laying. All are in great condition and are under 2 years old from my understanding. I have had them for 6 days now but getting maybe one egg a day only. There has been a couple eggs outside the coop and some in the nesting boxes. Just wondering how long until they start feeling comfortable and start producing or how I can make them more comfortable? Thank you
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    It can take a few weeks or more for them to start laying again. It doesn't take much to throw them off for laying.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Give them time.
    Do you free range or have a secure run??
    Are the nests easy to get into and out of?
    Do you live in the northern hemisphere?
     
  4. ChickenRandy

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    They are in a big run. The nesting boxes are easy access, the food is starting to be eaten a little more along with the water. They found the roosting bars after two nights. I live in Wisconsin it’s been chilly and snowy the last couple of days. I have been throwing some treats in by them to help relax them and maybe make hem a little happier
     
  5. Anndie

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    When it is cold , my hens cut way back on egg production. They are putting energy into staying warm.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sounds pretty good, keep the treats to a minimum, tho treats are a good 'training' tool, it can keep them from eating their regular ration...new diet can throw them for a bit too. Just give them time.
    For birds under 2 years old they would just be starting back up laying anyway this time of year, more due to the day length than temperature.

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