When can I let them...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    free range again? We have some that are getting ready to lay and I was wandering if they haven't had them by mid-day if it was okay to let them out of the run?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I just let mine out and they go back to the coop to lay. When they are done, they come back out and join the group. But with new layers, I wouldn't let them free range until they know for certain where they are supposed to lay.
     
  3. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just let mine out in the morning before i go to school and at night the come in to roost so i shut the door. And they should come in to lay all mine do except when the first start laying they will lay any where i would take a easter egg or golf ball and put it in their nest so they no where to lay.
     
  4. Chickenrox

    Chickenrox New Egg

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    I also put some fake eggs in their nest. Every once in a while I catch one of my hens sitting on a faky.
    I let mine range in the morning but if one feels an egg "coming on" it will stay in the nest. Be carefull, I stepped on my very fist-long awaited egg because they hadn't figured out what the nests were for yet.
     

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