Will hens lay if in direct sunlight?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue_Myst, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm trying to figure out how to position my nestboxes. Should I make sure to keep it out of the sunlight, so it's sort of a 'den', or will they still use it even if sunlight shines into it?
  2. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    they prefer to "hideaway"... if they MUST they will lay in the sun... all of mine are under shaded areas.. or inside the coops

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