Are my girls afraid of Thunderstorms ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GermanChick, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are all 23 weeks old and are laying for 3 weeks now. Yesterday I got 9 perfect eggs. In the beginning I would get a soft shelled egg that they lay on the poop board every once in a while. But for the last week they where doing great. Now last night we had a major thunderstorm, going on for 5 hours with lots of lightning, thunder, rain....... This morning I found 3 soft shelled eggs broken on the poop board. Where they so stressed out by the Storm or is it just a beginner thing ?????
    They are getting Layer Pellets and Oyster Shell on the side...
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Probably a little of both.
     

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