Will other chickens stop laying if one goes broody?

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    chickenmama01 New Egg

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    Will hens stop laying if one goes broody. I have 5 hens had a rooster but had to get rid of him (neighbors complained) my hen went broody 6 days ago and since she started they all stopped laying. Only took my rooster to another farm yesterday. Thanks
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they all shouldent stop laying because of a hen going broody but it probably because of you getting rid of your rooster they are probably trying to figure out which is going to be the most dominant and because of getting rid of your rooster then they are all trying to fix there pecking order and the stress being with out him hope this helps
     
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    They stopped laying before I got 5 days befor I rid of him actually like the same day she went broody.
     
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    They actually seem happier with him gone lol
     
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    Yes but with the stress of figuring out the pecking order will cause them not laying just as all hens will as you would introduce new birds to the flock
     
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    Usually one hen going broody will not cause others to stop laying. They will happily lay eggs for the broody to sit on, actually.

    Any change in the flock, good or bad, can affect laying. It should pick up again soon.
     
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    Ok found out why they are not laying. My broody hen is laying on them all!!
     
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    Ha I did not think about asking that
     

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