- Jun 13, 2017
I have around 25 hens and one rooster about a dozen of which are laying. They are free range and stay cooped up at night. They were laying consistently all year, then me and my wife went to Alaska for ten days and the chickens were kept in the coop while we were gone and a farm sitter was tending them. While we were gone we lost our favorite broody hen and a duck who both died suddenly a day apart from each other. Since we've returned all our hens have stopped laying. Not sure if it is be caused by the stress or they have all become egg bound, but we have been home almost two weeks and still no eggs. Someone please help us!!!