Dead rooster! NO eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jotee, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. jotee

    jotee Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster killed now all of my hens have stopped laying. Has anyone ever heard of this???Is it a huge coincidence?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Was the rooster killed intentionally, or did a predator kill him?
     
  3. jotee

    jotee Out Of The Brooder

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    A car got him! He was an extremely aggressive rooster, very protective of his hens.....
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Loss of flock member can cause some stress,which can cause cessation of lay, but will most likely pass within a week.

    If your bird are free range, how else would one get hit by a car, they may be laying out in range area and keeping them penned for awhile might be a good idea for safety and laying in coop nests..
     
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  5. jotee

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    Yup, they are free range, car did not drive into the coop ;)... Already tried keeping them in for a day, no eggs.... All six hens stopped at once, very strange....
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Go a week, at least, one day is not long enough.
    Stress from loss of flock member and being cooped all of a sudden will take some time to overcome.
     
  7. jotee

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    Thanks, I'll do that and see if it helps....
     

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