when will my new hens settle?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerjon1988, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    we have 2 new gingernut rangers, been here for about a week now and they are about 23 weeks. The man we got them from said they had just started laying but we havent had an egg from either of them yet [​IMG]
    do they just need time to settle in?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! You are exactly right! Once they feel more at home and relax, they will begin laying again. It can take a while. A few weeks to a month is pretty normal.

    I've never heard of a Gingernut Ranger. I'd love to see a pic!

    Sharon
     
  3. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey thankyou for the reply

    they are a cross between a rhode island red and a light sussex [​IMG]

    heres a pic of ours

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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Thanks for sharing the picture! Very nice looking hens.
     
  5. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou [​IMG]

    can i just ask what layed that egg in up pic? cuz that looks like a big egg lol [​IMG]
     

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