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

  1. JET 30

    JET 30 New Egg

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    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

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    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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