When will they lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Puma, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Puma

    Puma Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up two 8 month old California Leghorns yestersday. The people who had them needed to thin out their hens cause they were getting about 3 dozen eggs a day. I went out a couple of times today, they are in/by the nests, but no eggs yet. Are they stressed because of the move and new surroundings? They are with 13, 8 week old chickens and two ducks.
     
  2. Puma

    Puma Out Of The Brooder

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    Update - my son just went and checked and found one big beautiful egg!!! Yeah!!!!
     
  3. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    Congrats on your first egg!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Puma

    Puma Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, it is really neat!
     
  5. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
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    It could take a couple of weeks for them to acclimate to their new digs before they really get laying again.

    I picked up 5 RIRs 2 weeks ago. I've gotten 0-3 eggs a day. I think a decrease/stop in egg production is pretty common after a move. Be patient, hang in there, and pretty soon you'll see lots of eggs!
     

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