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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Julie311, May 8, 2016.

  1. Julie311

    Julie311 Hatching

    May 8, 2016
    Hello, My name is Julie and I started raising chickens last mothers day. A gift from my boys. I have loved it ever since. I started with five and am now down to three. Dog attacks have claimed two and have sadly injured two, but they have recovered and are doing well. Searching for what to do with an injured chicken has brought me to BYC and I have found it very useful. Thank you to all who have posted wonderful ideas.

    I have two Speckled Sussex and one Road Island Red. My two Sussex stopped laying for a while. One is now laying again but is very vocal right before she lays her egg. Almost like she is in pain. Is this normal? The other one is not laying but she was also one that is recovering. She seems to have healed, but I am wondering why she has not been laying yet?

    Incase anyone is wondering, yes my chicken are in a very safe coop, but I like to let them out to range when we are working outside and a neighbor dog got loose. No problems since and we watch this very carefully. Crossing fingers it will not happen again.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Julie and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You may wish to post your question on the "chicken behaviour and egg-laying" forum for advice from the experts there.

    You may also wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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