Can a hen stop laying because of too much rooster action???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueheaven, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my poor EE hen. she used to be outside all day long. since i incorporated the new chix that are 2 years younger, and a rooster.
    my EE hen stays inside most of the time and on the roosts. she started laying after her molt this fall. she only laid for a month now has stopped again. she almost looks like another molt as feathers fly when she shakes. i have noticed johnny my rooster has taken a liking to her!!! but not when she is inside. i think she is hiding.

    suggestion??!!
    comments!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    They can certainly stop laying because of stress, or fear, or whatever it is they feel.
     
  3. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, excessive "attention" will cause her to stop laying.
     

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