My hens stopped laying during hurricane Irene. Why?

chickendude

Songster
10 Years
Jun 4, 2009
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6 of my 7 laying hens didn't give us any eggs for a 24 hour period after hurricane Irene passed through. Would the very low barometric pressure from the storm cause them to not lay for a short period? They are all giving us eggs now but I found it very odd. They were well protected and showed absolutely no signs of stress before, during or after the hurricane. Any one have any insight on this strange occurrence?
 

Momagain1

Songster
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
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Central IL
stress? even tho they dont show it.....seriously I truly believe animals can sense upset...(no I'm not a weirded person who is a huge animal activist..actually quite the opposite lol..I'd rather not have ANY animals...)..
 

mstrrlm

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 23, 2011
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Picayune, MS
Survival instinct they save resources during bad time they can feel the electricity in the air and humidity and they prepare by conserving.
 

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