Hens stopped laying after Irma

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by misskes, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. misskes

    misskes Songster

    Jun 15, 2017

    I'm located in central North Carolina where the temperatures currently took a dip into the low 50's at night and low 70's during the day with Irma's passing through Monday. All of my hens have stopped laying, save for a single egg from my Leghorn 2 days ago. That is the only egg I've gotten since before Irma. We didn't get hit hard; only thunderstorms and high winds. Is this a normal response from the chickens? Is it the sudden temperature dip? Should I expect them to start laying regularly again soon?

    Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Anything that stresses chickens will interrupt their laying. Drastic weather changes, storms, moving to a new home... anything. These interruptions can last a few weeks or up to a couple of months.
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  3. Tinman53

    Tinman53 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2016
    Haven't seen an egg since Irma. Is there something I can give the hens to get them to start laying again?

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