Is it normal for a hen to stop laying eggs after a injury?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wjeffgriggs, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2011
    One of my hen's was injured by a dog. She is making great recovery but she had not laid a single egg since the attack. Before she was laying about 1 egg a day. Is this normal? If so why?
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    she may be in shock. how long has it been since she last laid an egg?
  3. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2011
    It has been a little over a week. She seems to be back to her normal self scratching around for bugs and talking but still no egg laying
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The stress of the attack may cause her to stop egg production for a significant period of time. This is not unusual at all.
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    may take a little while. [​IMG]
  6. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    She is probably putting a lot of energy into healing. That, and the shock, combined, may meann it will be awhile before she lays again.

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