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    At what age do hens start laying regularly? IE Every Day

    So I'm trying to find out some numbers on chickens and egg laying. If a pullet lays it's first egg at 18-20 weeks, at what age do they start laying regularly? Would an 18 week old who has laid it's first egg lay another the next day? I would think not but someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Thanks. She was my old gal. She has since passed.

    Thanks. She was my old gal. She has since passed.
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Do you mean the coop itself or the fence barrier?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Well as Ted said, it would come down to quantifying how much each option would cost as right now, every dollar counts.
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Let's say I went through all of this and built all the required modifications necessary to simulate a Woods coop. Wouldn't all of the work and materials end up costing a good amount? So much so that it would make more sense to just build a separate woods coop?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    lol what would I do without you Ted. So the modification idea still would act like a Woods?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Then there would be no point in building a modification. As the whole point would be to gain the benefits of a Woods coop.
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Would you be open to explaining the air cushion effect to me?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Yes they would be free ranging inside the yard yes. The fences are taller than me so the birds would have a hard time flying over it. Never had problems with them doing so. So I would need to cover the bottom with chicken wire or hardware cloth and create an apron on the other side. Then put...
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    In one of my threads recently, someone said 8 I believe as well. Will have to track it down. So what if you don't have an actual run but the coop is inside a fenced area? Is a run recommend for other reasons?
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Well the 8 feet is for winter in the coop. I personally thought that was a little much but people will argue with me on that. I say 6 feet is a happy medium. I also think some people see normal squabbling and put that up to "I don't have enough space". From what I've seen on the forums at least...
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Do I still need a run if I have a chain linked area? And could 6 feet per bird be sufficient or should it be 8? It seems many people here on the forums recommend 8.
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    So for 50 chickens you would say that I should have 50 sq feet correct? 8 feet per bird?
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    Woods Coop in Canadian Winter a Good Idea?

    My only concern is the draft it may cause. I realize there is the air cushion effect (which I still don't fully understand yet) but my idea of a chicken coop is more like a barn. So no open area to the elements. But people have told me that this air cushion effect works and doesn't get to the...
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    Chicken Coop / Sheds For Canadian Winter

    Oh if it's only for predator protection then well, I don't know if it would be worth it. In the back 100, we have predators but it would take a very ballsy animal to come all the way to the front. As it would be right beside our house. Not saying an animal won't although they would have to get...
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