Signs Of A Stressed Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by love_stuz, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. love_stuz

    love_stuz Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2011
    well i have 3 new hens and only got them 6 days ago? they are not laying and was wondering if that was from stress? my dog has tried to attack them a couple of times so maybe thats why? and they also cower away into the corner when i come to feed them, and also even when i walk past the coop?

  2. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    It can take a while before they lay after a move. It can stress them out. I'm sure the dog isn't helping them much if he has been trying to attack them. It sounds like they are scared and need time to adjust. Good luck!

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