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Taking away the free range

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zuki01, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Zuki01

    Zuki01 Hatching

    Dec 26, 2013
    Recently I had a dog attack one of my free ranging chickens. He dragged her across the yard and killed her. This distressed me greatly and since I do not want this to happen again I have enclosed them in the coop with a small yard. The problem is even though they all were supposed to be laying in the chicken coop I have one chicken who chooses to be different and lay her egg in the barn . It's been six days and she hasn't laid any eggs . What do I do?! Is there a way to get her to lay eggs inside the coop? Any advice would help!

  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    My only advice is to wait it out. Chickens don't like change, and you've changed their world. She just may need time to adjust to the new way of doing things.

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