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Coop burnt down now chickens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dee2, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Dee2

    Dee2 Hatching

    Dec 11, 2015
    We had 8 chickens that were laying well. Last week the coop burnt down but somehow we only lost 1 hen. after a couple days 3 hens started laying again. I'm concerned about the other 4. They are eating and drinking fine and all seem to enjoy their new coop. Any idea what could be going on with them? This is my first attempt at raising chickens.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Give them some time, it sounds terribly stressful for them, moving to a different coop will halt laying, I'm sure having your coop on fire is a lot worse. I would think it could be at least a month.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I hope you figured out what caused the fire. I wouldn't expect them to resume laying for another couple weeks.

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