We got some hens.

Jeff n Stella

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 11, 2013
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OK,
We acquired 5 hens of the sex link veriety. 2 red and 3 black. and one rooster. (he is being kept seperate) I picked these up and transported them on Tuesday. That evening, I had 1 egg in the nest box. since then, none. The man we bought them from said it may be a day or two before I see any eggs due to the travel. (about 50 miles in the back of the pickup truck) today was thursday and I have found no more eggs. I was kind of expecting to see one or two this evening after work. last night it got down to 36 degrees. am I expecting too much? or should I have seen more eggs by now?
 
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Clackclack

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
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I suppose, what you see is what you get... they are probably stressed out from travel, perhaps low temps, new environment, food - you name it. Once they settle down, things will change.
 

Cotton42

Songster
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Feb 23, 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri
When chickens are stressed they can stop laying, sometimes for weeks. I would give them at least a month before I'd start worrying about them. Why are you keeping the rooster separate?
 

Clackclack

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
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You won't notice the difference if you collect the eggs daily and put them in the fridge immediately.
 

Jeff n Stella

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 11, 2013
31
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You won't notice the difference if you collect the eggs daily and put them in the fridge immediately.
Thats the catch. Right now Its just me. And I travel a lot. My son, is only home late at night and then works and goes to school. Not that he wont collect them, But he is a teenager. and trust me, it wont be a regular thing. By the end of next month, the whole family will be together, and he can join the flock then.

Thanks for the input. I'll wait.
 

Jeff n Stella

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 11, 2013
31
1
24
400

Its a start!!
 

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