Laying in Run?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amaranth320, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. amaranth320

    amaranth320 Chirping

    Sep 23, 2009
    I have three EEs, and one of them just started laying yesterday. I have a coop with a detachable run, and I usually push the run out into the yard in the late morning, then push it back to the coop in the evening so they can eat fresh greens and bugs and such during the day. Yesterday, she laid her egg in the run on the ground, which seems like not a great thing, since they're likely to step on the eggs, break them, and decide to eat them if they figure out how yummy they taste. My question is, should I stop moving their run into greener pastures now that they're starting to lay? Will they get on some kind of schedule and lay in the coop before I move them, or will they just lay whenever and wherever? I hate to keep them in one spot because they really enjoy eating the grass and scratching around for bugs and rocks!
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    If there's a way to get them on a schedule I'd like to hear about it.
    Chickens pretty much make their own. I check several times a day because none of my girls lay at the same time of day.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Mine lay any where's from 7am till 5pm.

  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I would suggest put some sort of box with bedding in the run as well.

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