HELP! Chickens Not Laying

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

  1. pfawcett

    pfawcett New Egg

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    A few months ago, one of my chickens had a close encounter with a wild animal. At night, the animal got its head through the wire and snatched and killed one chicken. The other was wounded. After this, it has been three months and the hen won't lay. She was laying before the incident. Anybody know what happened?
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Stress and trauma can stop a hen from laying. Is this hen living alone now? If so that will add to her stress. Also factor in the shorter daylight hours and fall molt. She may not lay again until spring.
     
  3. pfawcett

    pfawcett New Egg

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    Thanks for the possible causes. I went in to the coop yesterday afternoon and found her laying an egg.
     

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