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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RookieChicken15, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. RookieChicken15

    RookieChicken15 In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2014
    Hey! I heard somewhere that chickens lay their eggs better when it's quiet and dark. Is that true? If not what makes chickens better layers?[​IMG]

  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Chickens like to find a secluded spot, hidden away, to lay their eggs but they will lay eggs where ever they can when the need arises. I have found eggs in the middle of the coop or run floor. Most of the time they are in a nest box or hidden in my haystack.

    What chickens need most to be good layers is good nutrition, parasite control and good housing that allows for minimal stress.
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