tramatic experience

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GwenReaper, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My own dog went after some of my chickens a week ago. The dog got ahold of one of my hens. She has a gash on her back near her rear. Its clean and not infected but its going to heal the same way it looks now. This hen was laying 1 egg a day.. sometimes 2. Now she has not laid since. Is it possible for a tramatic event to stop a hen from laying?
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Very much so. Chickens are susceptible to stress, and she'll lay again once she's healed and calmed down.

    Is she where the dog won't bother her? That might be affecting things?
     
  3. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She is away from the dog now, The dog dug into her pen. I reinforced it and everything has been secure.
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Can she still see/hear the dog? I don't know how that would affect things, but I have a feeling it would.
     
  5. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She would probably see the dog but she is very far away from where the dog is. The dog isnt anywhere near the coop.
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Give her time, perhaps some extra protein, and she should be laying again in a couple/few weeks.
     

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