In the Brooder
- Jul 30, 2009
Hi everyone. I have a question. I have five wonderful hens that are about 20 weeks old (various breeds). Here is the situation. I put the hens up at night into their coop. I have to leave early in the morning for work (right after sunrise). I usually open the coop and let the girls roam free until the evening when they go back in the coop. Here's my question: Do chickens typically lay early in the AM, like my ducks? My ducks are usually done laying by sunrise. I am wondering if I should leave the hens in so they will lay in the boxes instead of all over the yard. Those of you with more experience, I would love to read your thoughts. Thanks!