My chickens were raised by the seller, in dog kennels, on concrete floors, that's what he told me. I put pine straw in 6-laying boxes, they raked them all out clean of straw. A nest was built in the corner of coup, I picked up all the eggs. Last night I put the empty nest back in a box, and this morning there were 4-eggs in it, so I left them, and put straw in another box. I want to increase my flock. While going to pick up more straw, 1-chicken got out, and my dear wife told me to be home to go to monthly social do, had rather be shot. Couldn't catch her so I just let the whole bunch out. They are just laying in the white sugar sand, in the partly shade from nearby trees. Not wandering off into the pasture with hairy vetch planted for my honeybees. Only thing I can do is hope a wandering coyote, fox; or raccoon doesn't come wandering by. About dark I'll go shut the door, hoping all six hens, and rooster all acounted for. Tomorrow, I'll let them out again, hope they find there way up to the farm house where I write to you on my computer with the a/c on, under the ceiling fan, in front of TV, but no phone!!