My hens stopped laying during hurricane Irene. Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickendude, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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...)..
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are probably right Mar.
     
  4. mstrrlm

    mstrrlm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Survival instinct they save resources during bad time they can feel the electricity in the air and humidity and they prepare by conserving.
     
  5. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you ever experienced this with your birds?
     

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