Clipped Houdan crest feathers and she stopped laying

dmass

Hatching
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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0
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My 9 month old Houdan was having a difficult time seeing due to extremely long crest feathers. I clipped them all down to about one inch and two days later she stopped laying. She has been laying faithfully for three months. The weather has not changed and my Americana and Cochin are laying fine.

Did I freak her out with her new 'hair do' or is it just a coincidence?
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I offer oyster shells daily.
 
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2DogsFarm

Songster
10 Years
Apr 10, 2009
1,099
10
171
NW Indiana
Maybe coincidence?
Could she be getting ready to moult?

I clipped my Houdan's crest when she was running into things - like walls
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- and she never skipped a beat laying.
 
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ThePolishPrincess

Songster
11 Years
Dec 29, 2008
2,944
31
181
Orange County, New York
I'm thinking coincidence. Clipped several of my birds' crests and none of them stopped laying as a result. Laying cycles get whacky this time of year. Some birds are just more effected than others, and vice versa.
 

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