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In the summer time will my girls lay in the nesting box or outside?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UP_Chicken_Lover, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. UP_Chicken_Lover

    UP_Chicken_Lover In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2008
    Western UP of MI
    Our Black Sex Link hens have always laid in their nesting box - and we are wondering if this summer when they have the bigger yard to range in, if they will still come back to the coup to lay? Or do I have to rent a Bloodhound to find their eggs? lol
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Mine always come back to the nests to lay, no problem.
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Well if you let them free range all day they might lay out side, but if they really get used to thier nesting boxes and you leave the door open for them and they don't wonder far away from the coop then they will go back to the boxes.
    My hens (thanks God) always go back to the boxes, but I feed them in thier run first and then I open the doors for them to go free range and thanks god they alwayss go back to the boxes.

    Good Luck.

    Merry christmas


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