Thinking about moving my coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by paddock36, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    I currently have my chicken coop and run located under a large oak tree at the back corner of my yard so it is shaded all the time, but I was thinking about moving it to the side of the yard where there is more sunlight. My hens did not lay very well at all last summer but I'm not sure if it was because of not enough light or because of the heat. They will get more light on the side of my yard but the only shade is from the house. What do you think, leave it or move it?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Leave it. More chickens die from overheating than from the cold.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Crowing

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    Leave it! Shade is invaluable in summer heat. Chickens don't have to be in direct sunlight in order to lay properly.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They neeeeeed the shade!!!
     
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    Thanks everyone. I'm leaving it. I think I feel too lazy to move it anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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