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Hens have stopped laying!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thenewman3, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Thenewman3

    Thenewman3 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2015
    I have a barred rock, 3 EE, a black sexlink and black australorp all of which are a little over a year old. I was getting up to 6 eggs a day. We just introduced 4 new Rhode islands two weeks ago and all of a sudden egg production has stopped! I collected two eggs today, one of which I believe is from one of the new hens because of the size. What is going on??

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Something as simple as adding birds to a flock and the resulting shake up in the pecking order can cause birds to take a break in their egg laying.

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