1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

been a month since Cochin laid an egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by greytmommy, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    297
    0
    111
    Mar 26, 2011
    so my Banty Cochin was the FIRST of the flock to lay eggs. She was giving us about 3-4 eggs a week. About 4 weeks ago she just STOPPED. I dont know if she got stressed....or maybe a little sick? Her comb got paler, I heard her sneeze once, but she never acted sick. I noticed today that her comb is redder than it has been. My hubs noticed that she doesnt want to coop up at night, and he has to pull her out of the tree EVERY night. He thinks she might be getting picked on....(and I did see our Maran chasing her around 2 nights ago away from the coop at night). She has no physical signs of being abused by the others.

    Would the hens picking on her stress her out enough to stop laying?
    What can I do to help her not be picked on?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by