no more eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jmanvanatta, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 chickens 4 roos and 11 hens. As of a few months ago, around the time my sisters dog attacked my flock, my hens stopped laying. Now 4 hens are 6 years old, and 1 had a baby with her as of when this dog attacked, chick was killed, but they have all ben laying well until that insident. now my 3 other hens don't lay and the other 3 are to young. why did they stop?
     
  2. Shortstuff112

    Shortstuff112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If chickens get spooked ( and it apears they were! ) they will stop laying, but chickens are fairly dumb ( to put it lightly ) and after a while they will forget about it and start back up again
     
  3. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its ben a few months and in my exsperiences they have a fairly good memory. I also might have an egg eater.
     
  4. Shortstuff112

    Shortstuff112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh thats odd. oh yeah you did say it was a couple months ago. also what breed are your older hens?
     
  5. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i belive golden commet but then there is a wight one.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they are molting (depending on where you are) older birds and even younger ones slow or flat stop laying. Do you add extra light this time of year?
     
  7. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not untill it really gets cold
     

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