Roo is gone, hens protesting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsbubba, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. mrsbubba

    mrsbubba Hatching

    May 14, 2008
    Bridgewater, NS
    Ok so we had to do away with the nasty attack rooster and we were getting 6-8 eggs a day well we are now only getting 4? are the hens protesting or just coincidence? All this is new to me. And exactly how do you tell who is laying the eggs?
  2. bills

    bills Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    Perhaps its just a temporary adjustment they are going through, until the pecking order is sorted out, now the roo is gone?

    I suppose you could get another roo, one that is not as agressive, or just give it a few weeks for things to sort themselves out. How long ago did you get rid of the roo? If it was only a few days, I wouldn't worry.

    The birds that are laying generally have bright red combs and wattles. Their feet are bleached out, pale looking rather than yellow. Their vents are a different color as well, and the pelvic bones are wider than the none layers. Others may offer more advice on this aspect.

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