egg laying and portable pens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jeburr, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. jeburr

    jeburr Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!
    We have a chicken tractor that we move once a week to allow for better foraging while keeping them safe from predators. For a few days after we move the pens, our hens quit laying. Is this normal? Would a permanent coop be better for them?
    Also, what about a regular coop with a moveable run? Would that still upset their egglaying routine?[​IMG] We will be building more soon and we'd like to know the best way to go about this for egg production.
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chickens stop laying when stressed out or in your case, when they go through change.
    Quote:I like that idea but you'll have to experiment and see.
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a tractor that we move every 2-3 days...it doesn't affect their laying....I don't know why? Maybe because we do it more frequently??
     

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