Added 2 Babies, Now Hen's Not Laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancypo, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have slowly introduced our 2 new "babies" to the coop over the last week. Last 2 night's have been in the coop. Today was 2nd day with no egg from Rosie, our 1 hen. Sometimes she skips a day, but could this be from the stress? She had plenty of time to get into the nest box today, while the 2 were out in the yard. I actually put her in the "condo" to give her the idea. I double checked the garden, couldn't find any eggs. Any ideas?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    How old are the "babies?"

    Your older hen is just taking a vacay. It is hot outside, after all. [​IMG]
     
  3. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're about 6 weeks old, or so. And it was actually cooler yesterday and today... Who knows...
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Any stressor--including increased temperatures over an extended period of time, can cause chickens to slow their laying.

    Last week I got 3 eggs from 60+ chickens. Lazy freeloaders. They'll make it up this fall.
     
  5. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks....
     
  6. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She laid today!
     
  7. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] YEAH!
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  9. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amd she's alying this morning (as we speak), guess the stress is over....
     

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