- May 5, 2012
Hello everyone. Its been years since I've posted. We are having an issue with our 'girls'. We have a small flock, 3 Rhodies and 3 NJ Giants. ALL of them have stopped laying...but before I go any further, about 6 weeks ago we had 5 large trees taken down in our back yard. The 'girls' were out in the wooded area and we didn't want them in the coop because of possible branches falling, etc. Needless to say, this was a very stressful day for them and since then, they have stopped laying. They still come back to the pen each night, but none are laying any eggs. I have tried to keep them penned up for a few days, but still, no eggs. A few of them have developed a kind of mossy look on top of their heads as well. I must be a terrible chicken-mama, but I'm at a loss as to what may be wrong.