New here from Texas.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rwthryt, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. rwthryt

    rwthryt New Egg

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    We have lots of chickens and no eggs. Free roaming and the like to lay eggs under the house. I'm looking for solutions. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'm assuming that you have a coop for your hens (to sleep in?) - if you keep them in the coop (with food and water) until they lay (and only let them out thereafter) they should eventually get into the swing of laying the nest boxes in the coop.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  3. rwthryt

    rwthryt New Egg

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    We made the mistake several years ago of letting them free range 24/7. No coop, they use our trees as sleeping coops.

    It is a good setup except we don't have good access to the eggs
     
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I'm in agreement with the above - without a proper coop with laying boxes it may be difficult to get them to lay in a reliable place. Also, do you worry about predators getting them at night? A coop would assure their safety. Best wishes - hope you find a workable solution! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sleeping in trees they are sitting ducks for owls and other predators. You have chickens but, none of the benefits. I'm assuming they don't come home with a batch of chicks behind them either.
     
  7. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! I may be able to help you with chickens, but if ever you get ducks, I might not be able to help! It's great to have you! [​IMG]
     
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  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you could join us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Its great to have you!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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