When will my rehomed hens start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beverlyl, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all Thank you for being so helpful. I was given 4 hens that were laying before moving them in with mine, so the question is how long before they start laying for me?? I am hoping maybe they will teach mine to lay:) I know it's a long shot but one can hope. Thanks
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It took mine about 2 weeks. I have one that is still not laying. It could take up to a month or so for them to settle down.

    Give them time, they will lay.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Yep, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Some of mine settled faster than others and some took forever.

    If your like me, patience is not a virtue...lol
     
  4. lindabean

    lindabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 5 12 to 25+ week old hens from the same place and had an egg the next morning. The 3 that were laying before I got them were all laying within 3 days. I get 3 - 4 eggs a week from those 3 , till 2 weeks ago. I'm now down to just 1 hen laying. Feathers everywhere, so I guess they are molting. I read that stops production for a while. [​IMG]
     

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