Originally Posted by pariseau86
We have 11 chicks 6 are only a week old and wont go outside for awhile but we have some that I believe are 3 weeks old and getting big fast.. My next questions is would I be ok with just 6 nesting boxes for 11 chickens...
Most definitely that is fine, usually they all tend to use the same one:/ I'd put those ceramic egg in each box, I've heard that does help.
Try adding chicken herbs (can't remember specifically which herbs) to the straw inside the boxes, this relaxes them, keeps mites away and gives them a nice treat while keeping them healthy too). I'll find out and let you know ASAP.
To introduce the bigger ones outside, I'd start couple hrs a day then increase to half the day then all day then over night (one time period a week), you want to make sure they have their full feathers and can protect themselves too. I wouldn't say they'd be ready for another couple wks at least.