We just got 5 "rescue" chickens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DAVELOVESLORI, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. DAVELOVESLORI

    DAVELOVESLORI New Egg

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    They came from an "egg farm" with not-so-great conditions, I'm guessing. We have a coop on the property, and I have hay inside the lay boxes; the feeder is inside the coop, and have been feeding them at sundown to herd them into the coop for the night. The pen itself is quite large, but the english ivy covered the ground, and I spread hay around to cover it up. We feed them Layena; but they haven't produced a single egg yet. We've had them about two weeks now. Any advice? And many thanks!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big changes take a while. Two weeks probably not enough time tor them to adjust.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Patience. If they came from some place with poor conditions, they may not have even been laying there. Any kind of mental/physiological stress has the potential to put the kibosh on egg production. Make sure they've got good food, plenty of water, are healthy and parasite free, and a comfy chicken environment and just wait. Once they settle, they'll lay (assuming nothing is wrong with them).
     
  5. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from the cultural shock, they could be molting. If they behave happy then patience is the only course.
     
  6. poipollo

    poipollo Out Of The Brooder

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    When we rehomed to of our hens, the other two stopped laying for almost a month (they had all been together since they hatched). I agree with the others, it's just stress. They'll start laying eventually!
     
  7. DAVELOVESLORI

    DAVELOVESLORI New Egg

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    Thank y'all very much for your input!

    Sincerely,

    DAVELOVESLORI
     

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