Traumatized chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Flubadubscout, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Flubadubscout

    Flubadubscout New Egg

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    My chicken is last one of a small flock that was killed by predators. She had recently started laying but now has stopped since the horrible event. It will be a week today, no eggs. Is this normal? She is an austrolorp.
     
  2. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor had a hen that was the lone survivor and she did the exact same thing. she eventually started laying again.
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry! Could also be the time of the year.My 4 are laying less. I have had hens inside in a dog crate.Is that an option till you get more hens? It isn't bad if you clean right away.Longest I had in rehab was 2 months.Started laying after 3 days inside.
     
  4. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stress will alter a chickens laying, and your girl has definitely been through some stress.
     

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