Eggs gone forever???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coop-er, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock was reduced to 2 by predator attack. My 2 remaining birds were RIR, 6 mos old and both layed daily.... every day. One bird died in the coop of unknown cause approx 3 weeks ago. My remaining hen seems healthy and OK but has not layed since her companion passed away. I have acquired 5 new birds (swedish flower hens and rhodebars) who are currently 6-9 weeks old so she has company. What can else can I do for her?? I want her to be happy and begin to lay again.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Give her time - she will lay again. The predator attack, addition of new birds, shortening day length and a possible molt (it's that time of year) are all factors involved in her taking a break.
     
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  3. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok-that
     
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    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok-that makes sense...thank you
     

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