Do hens stop laying after a predator attemped this quickly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trunkman, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Last night the neighbors dogs started barking after we went to bed, I didn't pay any attention to it and fell back to sleep. Well this morning I let the hens out and noticed that a bucket, rake and hoe I had next to the coop were all knocked over, I picked it all up and let them out. This afternoon I got home and went to collect the eggs for the day, well out of 11 hens I usually get 9 eggs a day, but today I only got 5. My question is, if it was a predator trying to get into the coop and the hens feel threatened does their egg laying machine shut down this quickly? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    yes do to the stress. It may take a week to get back on track. Good luck hope you don't loose any.

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