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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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