black orpington not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one black orpington she layed almost every day last month then a couple of weeks ago i found my other black orpington dead wich use to be her friend then shes never layed since. I was just wondering if this could have stopped her laying?
     
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sitting on the toilet
    it might have
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, stress can make them quit laying. Give her a couple weeks and she should start back up.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    do they get stressed by there friend dieng?
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:any change in environment or routine will cause stress to a chicken.
     
  6. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    no nothings changed...
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You stated she lost her best friend....that is a big change. Give her some time.
     

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