stop the preses

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 55885100, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know why but my hens all of themhavent layed for week and i dont know whats wrong. they just turnd one yesterday. pleas help
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are "preses?"
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It was typo - the OP means presses.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:Potential reasons for no eggs:

    1. You have egg-eaters: chickens, snakes, dogs, skunks, or something else.
    2. Your chickens are molting.
    3. Something scared your chickens. Could be as benign as a helium balloon or as malevolent as a predatory attempt.
    4. They are hiding the eggs somewhere.
    5. They are broody.
    6. They are old.

    My bet is on # 1, 2, or 4. Those are the most common.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I vote for hiding eggs. When we clean the coop, we always find a bunch.
     
  6. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the chickens wher scarred becuse of something what can i do to fix it?
     
  7. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scarred was a typo
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They will recover from it slowly, could be about a week.
     
  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    You know you can edit posts to fix typos right? That way you don't have to post again. The mods don't really like that.

    JennsPeeps has given you a very nice list. To answer your Q about scared hens, just give them a little bit and they will resume laying.

    (ETA: Ah, Debi, beat me to it!)
     
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