When will my new hens start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cejones119, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. cejones119

    cejones119 In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2010
    I got three hens 6 days ago. I know at least two of the three are established layers, the third may be finishing up a molt so it could be a while with her. How long is the typical adjustment period for a bird before they start laying at their new home? They are free range during the day, but I haven't seen any eggs out in the yard so I'm pretty sure it's just that they aren't laying.

  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    That depends on the hen. I had 1 hen start laying the very next day, after arriving to her new home. The other 2 took 3 or 4 days.

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