When will they lay eggs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ucso849, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ucso849

    ucso849 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to laying hens. we have raised meat chickens for 4-h, and have decided to try our hand with laying chickens. We bought a Rhode Island Red and two black australorp. The guy told us they were laying when we bought them. It's been a week and no eggs. I know there can be a chance they will stop laying when moved. We put them n a large dog cage and drove them home.( about 2 miles from the farm we bought them). They have a large coop with a large yard for them to move around. They have been eating and drinking great since day one. They seem to be on a routine. They r up and moving about sun up and roost about 8 pm. They seem comfortable and even cackle when we talk to them. Any suggestions? Also I have put a golf ball n each nesting box ( there is four nesting boxes). Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I depends how the hens handled the stress from the move. It could take a few weeks for them to get back into production, or a few more days. Hopefully they won't make you wait too much longer!
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah what Sumi said LOL
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've done everything you can, Welcome to the site!
     
  6. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he said there ready to lay they are only 18- 20 weeks old
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     
  9. ucso849

    ucso849 Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been producing !
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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