Will they lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by utmontana, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. utmontana

    utmontana New Egg

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    Hey everbody! I'm a first time chicken owner and I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. I just bought two laying hens. One is in her first few months of laying and the other is about 2 years old. The lady I bought these beautiful girls from said they were both laying an egg day. Will the move affect their laying pattern?
     
  2. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm only a newbie myself but i read somewhere that any kind of stress can cause the hens to stop laying for a little bit. i think that includes a change in the environment.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    They might stop laying for a while from the stress. I bought some that were supposedly laying, and they did not lay until FOUR MONTHS after I brought them home. Then I got some that were supposedly too old and not laying anymore...the next morning there was a nest full of eggs. You never know. At their age, they will still lay eggs, even if it takes them a bit to start again.
     

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