Changing up the coops....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MelaniesGoldenComets, May 27, 2010.

  1. MelaniesGoldenComets

    MelaniesGoldenComets New Egg

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    Well in the last 2 weeks I've made 2 new coops. This makes 3 total. I have 1 coop with all my laying hens, 1 coop with all babies(which is my meat/male coop) and 1 with a rooster and 2 pretty hens(for my pretty babies that I sell).

    My question is this. The 2 hens I put in the coop with the rooster have always laid well, when they were in the hen only coop. But now that I've put them in the coop with the rooster they've completely stopped laying. What could be the reason for this? Are they maybe laying and eating the eggs? Is the rooster doing something to the eggs? I don't know.....
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    If you change up there routine at all they can stop laying for awhile.. When I started to let my girls freerange they all stopped laying for almost a week... But then they got right back to it ....
     

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