No Door between coop and run?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Raskal311, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Raskal311

    Raskal311 In the Brooder

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    Is it ok to not have a door between the coop and the run if weather isn’t an issue? I just completed the coop/run and was wondering if not having a door or keeping the door open 24/7 would cause any issues.

    Also I found my first egg on Saturday but nothing on Sunday or this morning. Is that normal?


    Thanks!
     
  2. wsmoak

    wsmoak Songster

    Generally the coop is more secure than the run, so people will close them up in the coop during the night when the majority of predators are out and about.

    If your run is secure (hardware cloth, not chicken wire, apron to prevent digging) then you may be fine without a door on the coop.

    Yes, it's normal for them to skip days, especially when they are young and just getting started laying.

    -Wendy
     
  3. Raskal311

    Raskal311 In the Brooder

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    awsome, thanks.
     

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