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Stressed Rhode Islands Won't Lay Eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Little Ondine, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Little Ondine

    Little Ondine Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2013
    Three weeks ago, my little dog got into the coop and freaked-out all of my chickens. I have since moved the coop closer to the house and put up a fence with a rock barrier at the bottom so no one can dig underneath. The chickens are all much safer and the rest of my chickens are back to laying, but the two RIRs haven't seemed to lay or be inclined to lay since the incident. It's like they are on strike or something.

    I am wondering if it's possible for a chicken to just up and stop laying altogether for the rest of their lives? I am wondering how long I should wait before I give up on them.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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