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Clean coop, not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jfishfam, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. jfishfam

    jfishfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wondered if doing a major coop clean would stress chickens so they wouldn't lay for a while?
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It shouldn't unless they're really skittish and not used to your presence. You might see some drop in production anyway because of the shorter days.
     
  3. jfishfam

    jfishfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have been molting but I think they're pretty much done. And our ducks aren't laying either. We should be getting about a dozen chicken and 7 duck eggs daily but we are getting 2-3 eggs for each a day. It wouldn't stress me but people want eggs finally and now they aren't laying.:(
     

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