Stressed hens stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bgbrown125, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. bgbrown125

    bgbrown125 New Egg

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    I had 3 two yr old Barred Rocks that have been good layers . Two weeks ago, I added two 16 week old Barred Rocks to the flock. After a few days of sporadic egg laying, they seem to have stopped completely. Most of the pecking order "stuff" seems to have subsided.
    Will they return to laying and when?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Any stress can decrease laying; you just have to wait it out. Make sure everyone is eating and drinking, and not ill. Mary
     
  3. bgbrown125

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    Ok folks. My chickens seem to have calmed down and are co- existing . My 3 yr old hens have not resumed laying yet???
    Any suggestions to restart this egg production?
     
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    Time. Crossed fingers. Luck. And good food and management. There's no magic formula! Mary
     

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