What's wrong with this hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flopsy, May 31, 2008.

  1. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend gave me my first two chickens. They moved in to the coop and run hubby and SIL and grandsons built last Friday, 8 days ago. One laid an egg the next day and has quit laying, none since. The other waited a couple of days and laid 3 days in a row. Why has the one quit laying?
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the stress of being in a new place. Give her a couple weeks. She should start back by then.
     
  3. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That first egg could have been in her system from before, and then she may have stopped laying due to the stress of moving to a new home. She'll start again soon [​IMG]
     
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    giver her a few weeks and keep on eye on her also make she is doing alright
     
  5. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank y'all for encouraging me and Curly. I'll wait for her to settle in really well. She does not seem ill or anything. She's out scratching in the run or sometimes sitting on the roost, clucking and talking to Annie (the other hen). I've wondered if she was yelling at Annie: "Don't, don't lay an egg!" [​IMG]
     

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