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

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    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.

    Imp
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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