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

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    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

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

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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