WHERE ARE MY EGGS :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by XL506, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. XL506

    XL506 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, this is going on the third day I got my 4 hens. And, still not one egg. WHY WHY WHY! lol, I know they lay, the farmer told me they laid well, and when he was getting the hens out of the coop they were in, he took out 3 eggs they had just laid. Im thinking maybe theyre just adjusting to the new environment. The have a good bit of room.. lots of feed.. Nesting areas.. And look happy.. I want my first egg.. its like waiting on my first son lol ( and only son ).. How much longer will it be, I want some fresh eggs!!

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  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    give them time to acclimate to their new digs. eventually, all will be back to normal. (whatever normal is for them)
     
  3. XL506

    XL506 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well " normal " to them is a small, cramped, icky pen. this should be like moving from a shack to mansion.. a beverly hillbillies type deal
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When you move laying hens like that, it takes time for them to get adjusted to their new home. Give them time and lots of treats and love! They will start laying soon! [​IMG]
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    maybe they are in shock! get 'em a cement pond![​IMG]
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Could be a couple of weeks. The stress of the move freaks out their systems. Just give them a little more time. But I do know how horrible the waiting can be. [​IMG]
     
  7. jdypat

    jdypat Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have 10 older hens.. and then i got 20 nearly a year ago.. chicks.. and they have not laid an egg yet.. i get 5 eggs a day most days and im feeding 30 hens.. i cant tell a lot of difference in the hens by size or appearance..so how can i figure out who is laying and who aint... ? jdy
     

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