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How long to get over attack emotional trauma & lay eggs again?

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My chickens were attacked by a coon 3 weeks ago, and they are still barely laying any eggs.  2 hens were killed and 1 was physical injured, but I think most of the other 7 hens weren't even in the attack (they were in the coop and the attack was in the run).    Have you found that emotional trauma can really put off their egg laying and for how long?
Thanks.

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anyone?

post #3 of 6

Probably a week...

Leah; owned by Willow, the world's best dog, and three buff rock bantams (Yams, Ginger, and Pumpkin.)
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Leah; owned by Willow, the world's best dog, and three buff rock bantams (Yams, Ginger, and Pumpkin.)
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I also would like to know the answer to this question. My dogs attacked my new chickens as soon as I brought them home.  They laid two eggs the first day (as if they were already waiting to come out) then they haven't laid any more.  Its been at least two weeks.  I'm ready for some eggs!

 

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I am no expert on small flocks, having only had mine for a little over a year, but my dad was a commercial poultry grower when I was a kid, and we had a massive snow storm that caved in part of the house.  That flock never actually recovered...we had eggs trickling in for the next few months, but not near the quantity that we had before they cave in.  I know smaller flocks are MUCH MUCH MUCH different than commercial flocks but the idea was 'wait and see' until the company finally just pulled the chickens.  Hope yours start picking up soon!

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Thank you! 

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