Not laying & shell less eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HanwellChickens, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chirping

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    I've recently added a pullet and a cockerel to my flock of 6. I was getting 6 eggs a day and now I am getting anything from 4 to 6 This morning I found 2 eggs with no shell. My newest pullet hadn't laid in over a week. Is it stress from the new flock mates that would be causing this? They are acting completely normal otherwise.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Yes, chickens don't do well with change. You've added new birds, so a new pecking order needs to be established. They usually will resume laying within a week or so.
     
  3. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chirping

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    Thanks. That's what I figured. My original flock is obviously the top of the pecking order. I'll just keep my eyes on them for anything out of place.
     
  4. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chirping

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    Update....I now have 5 regular eggs and 2 shell-less. Kind of weird considering I only have 6 brown egg layers. My Ameraucana went on strike when I put her with our flock last week. Haven't had an egg from her in over a week. There is one lady in the nesting box and has been there for quite awhile, so hopefully she'll be ok.
     

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