Laying in Run?

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

  1. amaranth320

    amaranth320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Mine lay any where's from 7am till 5pm.

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  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest put some sort of box with bedding in the run as well.
     

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