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Not laying now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pennyazz, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Pennyazz

    Pennyazz Hatching

    Apr 6, 2012
    Hens stop laying HI I am wondering if a hen will stop producing eggs if a rooster comes into the picture? I have two hens who were laying every second day & now with my rooster they have stopped. Is there any reason why they would not be laying or do I just have to wait and see - it has been about 3 weeks now - No eggs!!! Cheers

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Any type of stress (and a new rooster can certainly cause stress, especially if they don't care for him or he's rough/aggressive) can cause egg production to stop. But it's typically only temporary - they generally start back within a few weeks.
  3. MarJen

    MarJen In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2008
    We moved into our new house last summer and my hens still have not laid an egg, now my duck and goose are laying. What can I do to envourage them to start again? they were cooped in the old house and now cooped here because of cyotes. they have what i think a better coop here, and its much larger. Please help..
    Thank you

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