Have my chickens stopped laying because they are traumatized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by secretpowers, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. secretpowers

    secretpowers New Egg

    Oct 7, 2011
    I had 6 Ameraucana chickens, and one night my roommate didn't close up the coop and 1 got eaten. Feathers everywhere! It seemed like it happened right inside the coop. I used to get 4-6 eggs a day and now since the incident, I seem to only get 1 egg a day, with 5 chickens.
    Are they traumatized? Poor little ones! Is there a way to get them laying again?
    Would appreciate advise!
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Quote:Yes, they are probably in a state of shock, give them time, they will restart laying. Your room mate needs a .38 for forgetting your birds......
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it's been more than a month I wouldn't think that is the reason. A lot of hens are molting and not laying right now, so that could be your reason. So sorry about the lost hen. [​IMG]
  4. secretpowers

    secretpowers New Egg

    Oct 7, 2011
    It was only a week ago. I will give them time, and never trust the roommate again!
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree they are probably traumatized by the ordeal.

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