Traumatized.. quit laying??

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

  1. Blkcloud11

    Blkcloud11 New Egg

    Jun 9, 2017
    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 Flock Master

    Jul 13, 2016
    My Coop
    the will prob lay when lay have recovered...sorryn about the coon :barnie:mad:
  3. Probably in the next couple of weeks...Chickens do not handle stress well....:frow
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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