Hens stopped laying after dog attack.How long?


Trigger Pullet
11 Years
Mar 27, 2009
My flock was attacked by my neighbors dogs a couple weeks back and egg laying has come to a screeching hault. None were seriously hurt,physically. How long will they be on strike?
I have 5 hens that never started laying again. It has been about six months now. Our local law says that if I catch the dog in the act I can kill it as long as it dies on my property. I sent messages to all the neighbors and have not had a dog in my yard since. I am starting over with 20 new chicks Monday. Neighbors dogs have killed 15 in the last 1 1/2 years.

edit: I have three acres and the chickens are seldom free ranged anymore.
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Mine took four months off after an attack. Give them some time to heal then start trying to encourage laying. Use a light in the coop to simulate longer days and feed good treats with protein. Put a fake egg in the nesting boxes and just have patience. good luck!

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