egg laying area

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HAMISH, May 31, 2008.


    HAMISH In the Brooder

    May 24, 2008
    our chickens are very much free range we feed them in an area where we are trying to enc them for the night [​IMG]
    they never been locked in mother makes a lot of noise this is the area she lays her eggs there.[​IMG]
    Is it because it is her laying area ?or just because she doent want to be locked in.:|
  2. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    She may not want to be locked in. I have had chickens roost in trees right outside the coop. I shut the gate every night at dusk, most of the time they are all inside. I think the ones that like to roost in the trees like to be the FIRST to my back door for treats!!! good luck.
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I give all mine a treat at night before bed, inside the henhouse...believe me, they all come piling in when they see me coming:>)
  4. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I am another one to give treats at bed time. Not because of not going to roost at dark but for the fact I have to be up by 3 am for work. My eyes are slaming shut by dark. John

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: