Monkey see monkey do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gratefulchick, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. gratefulchick

    gratefulchick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    My girls stopped laying for awhile for unknown reasons. Then all of the sudden they started, now they've stopped again. I can't figure out what's going on. It's strange to me that they all do the same thing as far as laying goes. Could it be stress from the ??!!?? raccoons that try to get into their coop at night? Thanks!
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Yes, it could have to do with raccoons trying to get in. Have you thought about electric fence around coop?
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    It could also be the weather change. Here in Ct it got cold for almost 2 weeks laying slowed down and now it's 91 again and the girls are laying like crazy in the hot weather.
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I would say yes that could be the cause. Do you free range. There might also be a hidden nest somewhere. All it takes is 1 to lay where they aren't supposed to and then they all do. If you have a raccoon getting the hidden eggs you won't see them

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