dose keeping clean hay in the nest box help the hens to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thecluckcrewcam, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. thecluckcrewcam

    thecluckcrewcam Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2012
    hi i am getting more eggs than i used to and the two things that i changed are that i am putting more hay in my nest box and putting all new hay in it once a day and the other thing that i am doing is that i set up lights on my coop that run from dusk to 10PM do you think that these could have brought on better egg laying or do you think that they have nothing to so with it and also what else can i do to increase egg production
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The artificially increased daylength plus the normal seasonal increase is most likely what has started the increase in egg production. The hay guarantees that you receive nice clean eggs and is a great idea.

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