Hi new to keeping chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OutbackNanna, Aug 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM.

  1. OutbackNanna

    OutbackNanna In the Brooder

    hi everyone,

    I’m new to keeping chickens, I just recently acquired. (From my daughter) four hens and a coop.. my question is......... do my girls need to be in direct sunlight so that they will lay or can I keep them in the Shade under the trees all day,

    Thank you.


     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    They do not need direct sunlight to lay, just longer daylight hours. They should have access to shade at any time during hot weather but they love to sunbathe in all temperatures too!
     
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  3. OutbackNanna

    OutbackNanna In the Brooder


    Thank you so much. I live outback remote QLD and the weather right now is nice out (well if you like anything under 30 degrees) and thought when it gets warm here (44-52) they won’t want to be out in that all day..
    thank you again for the hello and your quick reply..
     
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    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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  8. OutbackNanna

    OutbackNanna In the Brooder

    And our two territories to which I’m very close to the N.T.
    Thank you for the warm welcome,
     
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