Coop damage/egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clifton776, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. clifton776

    clifton776 Chirping

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    Ok my coop fell apart at the nesting boxes so I built some new ones much more durable. They haven't laid an egg since for 2 weeks. I have 5 hens and 1 rooster..please help!!!...
     
  2. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    They’re probably still unsure of the new nesting boxes. How old are they and what breeds? What season is it now where you live? Any moulting? I think soon they’ll get back to laying after they get used of it.
     
  3. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Chickens don't like change and will do strange things while they adjust. Perhaps they found a different place to lay eggs? I don't know where you are, but where I am we are well into Autumn and the days are cooler and shorter. None of my hens are laying now. I don't expect any or many eggs now until Spring. There could be a couple things going on.
     
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  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I think your coop fell apart at a weird time of year.
    As has been said change is never easy with chickens, they absolutely despise different.
    And the day is getting shorter, if your hens are anywhere over a year old things will slow to a crawl either from molt or less daylight.
    Really not much you can do except be patient.:)
     
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