When should I expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by duckncover, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I have 4 bantam chickens that are 1 year old and I got them a week or so ago...when should I expect eggs?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    With the stress of the move they could be up to a month before laying again. Sorry to rain on your parade. [​IMG]
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    March is a safe bet
     
  4. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the stress of the move. I got 2 18 month old hens from a woman that kept them completely inside. When I brought them home, they thought they had come to chicken heaven and I got an egg the very next day. They have layed almost everyday since; even with the reduced light and temps they are still kicking out at least one egg a day and sometimes I'm getting 2.
     
  5. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same with mine - I bought 20 Isa Browns from a omish auction. They actually layed several eggs in the crates on the way home!!
     
  6. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On survivor - their chickens seemed to lay eggs immediately - Or do you think that was staged! Talk about stressed those poor chickens had to have been stressed! And then they ate them!

    Poor babies
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  7. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might need encouragement. Try bringing home a bucket of KFC and place the empty bucket outside, but leave the bones in it. [​IMG]
     

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