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RIR, trauma, ceased egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a tragedy, all of my chickens were killed over a month ago except for 1 RIR, she had been laying for about a month prir to this. I got 3 more hens for here a week later and they hang out like best friends, np at all. Well, Rust has not layed but one egg a week after the loss, nothing more for a month. she is adjusted now to her new flock and is not under stress. how long do they cease laying after a major trauma?
     
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm not sure, to be honest. I have an EE that just survived a fox attack. She never stopped laying.

    Mine have slowed way down, and some have stopped due to molting. The ones that are still laying are laying much less. I have to think it's the shortening length of day causing it in my flock.
     
  3. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Sheav, does anyone elsehave some insigt to this situation?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It varies with the bird. Even getting along there's still social stress from being with birds she doesn't know. Eventually all will be well - barring any more predator attacks.
     
  5. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you chickencanoe. Is a month not laying typical?
     
  6. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all--she laid this morning!
     

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