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HELP! Chickens Not Laying

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A few months ago, one of my chickens had a close encounter with a wild animal. At night, the animal got its head through the wire and snatched and killed one chicken. The other was wounded. After this, it has been three months and the hen won't lay. She was laying before the incident. Anybody know what happened?

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Stress and trauma can stop a hen from laying.  Is this hen living alone now?  If so that will add to her stress.  Also factor in the shorter daylight hours and fall molt.  She may not lay again until spring. 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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Thanks for the possible causes. I went in to the coop yesterday afternoon and found her laying an egg.

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