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free range to confinment

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tojo555, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. tojo555

    tojo555 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    greensboro nc
    My chicks run free now but I plan to keep them in the coop and run when they start to lay. Will the change in condictions effect there egg laying?
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    I annually restrict range of the free-range flock to coops. Decline in egg production apparent but short lived. Egg production will pickup after a few days assuming feed quality is high.

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