When will my new hens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mortmalt, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. mortmalt

    mortmalt Out Of The Brooder

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    At the weekend I brought 3 new hens. A speckeldy, ginernut ranger and a new local hybrid called a marigold. They are very nearly 20weeks old. They've settled in with my light Sussex hens already and I have a happy coop. How long before I get good eggs from my newbies?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That depends how long it takes them to settle in at their new home. Changes, especially big ones, like moving house, is stressful for chickens and big stresses like this can slow down or stop production for up to a few weeks. If they settled in quick and seem happy they will hopefully not make you wait too long.
     
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    Thank you
     

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