Hens stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigz1983, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. bigz1983

    bigz1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,
    I have a friend that let his 2 rhode island hens stay at my place over the winter because he didn't want to keep them over the winter. Well at his house his hens were alone just the 2 of them no rooster. When he bought them to my house they were integrated to my flock and were with a rooster all winter getting mated with regularly. About a month ago they want back to his house and it's just the 2 of them and he says they stopped laying eggs about a week ago and there egg production went down after they arrived. They were laying eggs once a day at my house. Did they stop laying because they miss my rooster?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Moving chickens is stressful to them, it will affect laying.
     
  3. bigz1983

    bigz1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well his hens were laying a egg everyday when they first got back to his house. Then suddenly stopped laying and haven't for about two months. There only 1.5 years old
     

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