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

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    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

    Apr 15, 2009
    Probably a little of both.

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