Will my pullets still lay after trauma?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hac1224, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. hac1224

    hac1224 Songster

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    I have 22-23 week old pullets that haven't started laying yet. Early Sunday morning and again early this morning dogs got into their coop and killed 9 each time. [​IMG] Will the trauma from all of this keep the surviving ones (16) from laying completly or just delay them?

    And, yes, we're working on a better security system since the door latches have now failed twice.[​IMG]
     
  2. chicken5

    chicken5 In the Brooder

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    I had the a similar experience. The chickens did eventually start to lay. I have also had laying chickens encounter a predator; and they stopped laying for about two weeks. Then everything went back to normal. Hope this helps !!
     
  3. pgpoultry

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    It will delay their laying a bit, but will not stop them completely,

    good Luck,

    sandie
     

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