Moving Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NoSkiveez, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    I know in general when a hen in moved, it will disturb her laying pattern. I am wondering if my hens laying pattern would be disturbed if I moved them into a new coop 15 feet from where they are now. The new coop cant be seen by the hens at this point. I would like to move them into a bigger coop. Will moving them at night help to reduce or lessen the stress on them of being moved?
     

  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I recently moved my chickens into a new coop about 1/2 acres from the one they were in. No problems at all with egg laying.
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Not sure about the egg production but I do believe that moving them at night will be less stressful on them.
     

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