Will they lay again?

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

  1. utmontana

    utmontana New Egg

    Aug 29, 2010
    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

    May 23, 2010
    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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