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Thunderstorms effect egglaying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by acarter26, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. acarter26

    acarter26 In the Brooder

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    Our hens have been laying about 3 eggs a day for a few weeks. Yesterday afternoon, we had a strong storm come through and today we only got one egg! Can thunderstorms effect their egglaying?
     

  2. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    Ive noticed that any large amount of stress will cause some hens to stop laying for a while... I would give them a couple of days before I started to worrie to much.
     
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    Not sure where you are located but my hens have been going through an early moult. Also some of these temp swings we are getting (heat wise) can cause the hens to slow or stop also.

    Brandon
     
  4. acarter26

    acarter26 In the Brooder

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    Hopefully they get back to normal in a few days!
     
  5. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Songster

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    I got a couple of rubber eggs after a thunderstorm during which the chickens were caught outside for a short time in a my dog-kennel tractor. They were sheltered but still got frightened by the wind and rain and racket.
     
  6. acarter26

    acarter26 In the Brooder

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    The girls must be doing better....we collected 4 eggs today!
     
  7. wnthunting

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    Wow..that's awesome [​IMG]
     

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