why won't they lay?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beverleyjones, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. beverleyjones

    beverleyjones New Egg

    Jul 15, 2010
    Hi, have 2 chickens about 1 year and 5mths. They were with us till last December and then went to stay with a relative who has 13 other chickens including 2 roosters for the winter. They have been back with us for over a month now and are not laying, they seem happy, are eating, drinking, behaving normally in the yard but no eggs. Any suggestions?
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Chickens don't take change very well. Not only other chickens but people too. They get used to the folks hangin around. Strangers in the coop can upset them. So your girls have got a double whammy. It may take a little more time for them to adjust. Not even taking into account a change in feed if your feeding them a different brand of feed and the older they are the harder it is.

    Hope they lay soon

  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Could they be laying their eggs in a secret place in the yard?

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