When to let my girls out to free range for the day???(Their Laying!!!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Keri78, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2009
    Hi everyone! I just have a couple of questions. My buff orpie girls(2 of them anyway) just started laying this past weekend!!! Now there is usually an egg out there in the morning when I go to let them out after breakfast. But I've noticed that sometimes during the late afternoon (if they are kept in their coop) then I find another egg! Soooo...what do I do? When should I let them out for the day and will they return to the coop to lay later or will they just lay in random spots(like my woods out back where they hang out most of the day). I do understand that its not the same chicken laying 2 eggs a day...it's just that one girl prefers to lay in the morning and the other in the afternoon(i Guess???) Anyway...give me some thoughts! Help a Newbie Out! Blessings, Keri
  2. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I let my girls out at 2 each day...the girls that havent laid do go right
    back in to their nest and lay. Its pretty incredible. If they are use to
    being in their coop and run all night and part of the day, they should go
    back into their coop to lay for you.
  3. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Your quote that I am a great sinner and He is a great Savior! is such a great
    gift. Only those that see themselves as a great sinner will need such a
    great Savior. [​IMG]

    Their is a great website called audio sermons. I listen to Henry Mahan. There are
    alot of great preachers on that site, but Henry...you should listen to one of his sermons
    to know what i mean.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:I agree with ging3rhoffman on both counts!! [​IMG]
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Here is the website for those who are interested in listening to Henry Mahan.
    He preaches Christ...alone and his finised work on the cross. Every sermon
    gives you such peace and comfort and you learn each day to Rest in Christ
    and his finished work on the cross.

  6. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay....back to the original post....

    I usually keep my girls in the coop and the connected run till mid-late afternoon (around 3 pm). Most have layed by then, but I have had some that will jump back into the open coop to leave her egg in the box before she goes back outside the enjoy some free ranging time. Although if you have a big drop in the number of eggs you are getting, you may have to check for a chicken made nest area or keep them confined for a day or two to re-instill the proper location for egg deposits:)
  7. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Thorn Hill, TN
    We let our girls out when we leave for work in the morning (7:00 am) and close the coop after everyone has gone to bed. Everyone returns to the nest boxes in the coop to lay their eggs. I check the chicken yard occasionly for any hidden nests or eggs that didn't make it to the coop. So far, I haven't found any stray eggs,
  8. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2009
    Alpharetta Ga
    Over the summer when my girls (I have 6) were free ranging and laying eggs, I would let them out in the mornings. Usually I would find 1 or 2 eggs when I went out. I would clean their coop and give them fresh food and water as well as snacks. I would leave their door open and throughout the day, my girls would go back into their coop nesting boxes and lay their eggs. By the end of each day, I would have collected anywhere from 5-6. At least 2 of mine were early afternoon layers and I didn't want everyone to have to wait for them before they got let out!
  9. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009

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