Why have my hens stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LoveThatChick, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. LoveThatChick

    LoveThatChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2014
    Cedar Hill, TN
    A few weeks ago, all my hens stopped laying, on the same day.

    At first I thought it was just the heat, because they are all young and should be laying for a year or two more. But, they should have started laying again, the weather has been nice for a week.

    I then thought it could be a snake or something eating the eggs, but I'm out there so much, and there's no sign of that. I've had it happen before.

    Then I realized, because I culled all the roosters except for one, the hens could feel stressed without them and their protection.

    Any ideas or advice would be great! :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. LoveThatChick

    LoveThatChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2014
    Cedar Hill, TN
    Thanks so much!
    That would make sense about the predators, I'm having fox and neighbor dog problems, been losing chickens a lot. :(
    They aren't losing any feathers, so I don't think they're molting. :/
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Predator.
    I had a beagle attack and I didn't get an egg from that flock for 2 months.
     
  5. LoveThatChick

    LoveThatChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2014
    Cedar Hill, TN
    WOW! I didn't know that would effect them that much. :eek:
     
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