free range chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tulowstar, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. tulowstar

    tulowstar Hatching

    Oct 10, 2008
    I have 5 free ranging hens and one rooster. The hens were laying in the tractor shed until my son took all of the eggs out. When I took the eggs, I always left one or two. Now I cannot find out where they are laying. Does anyone have an idea on an outside laying box, or something else? This is the first time in years the hens did not lay where I wanted them to.
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    A covered cat litter box might work, with bedding inside.
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Maybe leave some fake balls, in the spot where they like to lay or they were laying. Then maybe they will see it as a safe spot to lay. Otherwise, search the yard and find out where they are leaving your breakfast!

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