New birds in coop, one old stopped laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    Is this a typical behavior? I added two pullets to the flock of four hens I already have. I used to get four eggs everyday, now i'm only getting three. They are all less than a year old. I've noticed that they don't get along too well yet. Could one hen be holding out on me?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    That's not that unusual. By adding the new chickens you've upset the pecking order. Any kind of change can affect them laying for a while. Once they get the pecking order worked out, she should go back to laying.

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