Traumatized.. quit laying??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blkcloud11, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Blkcloud11

    Blkcloud11 New Egg

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    A coon got in my pen and killed 3 of my 6 hens.. they were all laying a egg a day.. now the ones that are left have quit laying.. when will they start back laying.. and what happens to the eggs that they are carrying that they should have already laid?? Thanks!
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

    the will prob lay when lay have recovered...sorryn about the coon :barnie:mad:
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Probably in the next couple of weeks...Chickens do not handle stress well....:frow
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC...sorry you are having troubles.
    It takes about 24 hours to process an egg from release of ova to laying. Chance are the birds laid any eggs 'in process' after the attack, but will not release another ova until they feel safe.
    Could take a few days or a few weeks.....
    ....meanwhile tighten up that pen, because that coon will be back.
     

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