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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

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    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

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    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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