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

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    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

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    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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