Hen still to traumatized to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Whitney9988, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Whitney9988

    Whitney9988 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    In September my dog attacked my chickens. Two had to be put down and the third survived. Since the dog attack she hasn’t laid any eggs. She’s only about 3 years old. Is she still in shock over the whole ordeal or is she done laying for good?[​IMG]
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    I really don't know the answer as I'm haven't been having chickens very long, but from what I've read from the folks here, some chickens never recover from a trauma. Also, I know that some hens don't lay after 3 years old. Maybe it's a combination of the two things??? [​IMG]

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