My hens just stopped laying eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Doddeldoo, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I was getting an average of 12-16 eggs per day.

    I had a friend take two of the rooster ( I now have only two) and four of the hens.

    Since they have been gone (four days now) they have only given me a total of 3 eggs...in four days. Today I did not get any.

    Whats up with that...are they stressed out about loosing some of their family? Or is it the missing roosters?
    The two roosters I kept are bantums. I have two bantum hens, but the rest (32 hens) are variety of larger breeds.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2007
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, chickens don't deal with change real well, however they should feel blessed losing some of the badgering. Prolly one roo will be enough, cause the fighting will increase after a while.... Good Luck!

    bigzio
     

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