will laying stop when chickens moved?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lilfoot, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. lilfoot

    lilfoot Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2010
    I was just wondering if relocating chickens, that are currently laying....will that set them back
    or stress them enough to stop laying? I"ve recently (today) acquired 20 Shaver sex-link layers
    from another farmer & wondered if the change in housing/feed....would affect their laying?
    Hoping to find a few eggs in the morning [​IMG]
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It may, but they should recover quickly.

  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    It will effect their laying not for long though.
  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    It really depends on your hens and how nutty they might be. I moved my coop yesterday, and while I was rolling it to its new area, my favorite australorp was following me and sqwaking up a storm. I stopped moving it, she went in, laid an egg and then went about her business.

    She laid another egg today, and she seems fine with the move.. Other hens I have need stress therapy if I put their food six inches from the regular spot.
  5. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    Vic, AUS
    I do not see why it would effect them, except if the grass is dryer where you put it,... well hope you get nice and tastty eggs afterwoods

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