Chicken hurt, quit laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jockey1975, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. jockey1975

    jockey1975 In the Brooder

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    I have an 8 month old that had been laying great until she got hurt. Somehow she lost a toe (have no idea how) and when she got hurt, she quit laying. Has been a month now, she walks with a limp, get around fine but has not started laying again. Does anyone think she will lay again.
     
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I think she will. Trauma of any kind (even moving homes) can disturb their laying. She put a lot of energy into healing her toe. When she feels healthy and safe, she should start laying again.
     
  3. jockey1975

    jockey1975 In the Brooder

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    I thought she would but was just wondering.
     
  4. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Songster

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    I have three hens that were tramatized by a neighborhood dog and have not layed in six months.
     

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