thunder storms

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JET 30, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. JET 30

    JET 30 New Egg

    Aug 4, 2013
    Are chickens afraid of thunder, we had a bad storm two nights ago and yesterday one seemed very stressed and had dropped a part formed egg on the floor, this morning another chicken laid a part formed egg. I this stress?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] My chickens's egg production used to drop for a day or two after huge storms, especially thunderstorms. Premature egg laying, half-formed eggs, soft shelled eggs and other egg oddities are often caused by stress, so I think in this case the storm could be to blame, especially if it was the first one they experienced.

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