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Do your hens lay less when they are being nosey?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cackle, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    The eggs laying had picked up and I was getting 3-5 a day. Today I gathered 2 around noon and then was in the yard helping build a place for the meaties. Well the layers stood at the fence and watched all afternoon and no more eggs have been laid. I even told them I needed one more to fill a carton of 18 for my husband to take on his trip tomorrow.

    Can they actually not lay just because they are busy? Or was this just an off day?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Typically they will skip a day once in a while. We will get 4 eggs one day and then 2 the next and then 1 and then 3 - no pattern at all.

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