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When to start fake egg

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Hi all I have 3 rsl girls, they are all 7 weeks old. The girls curl up at night in the nesting box at night when they aren't playing on the roosting bars. I know they won't start laying for 10+ weeks, but when should I start putting in the fake eggs in their nesting box?
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For now, you want to block off the nests so they can't sleep in them. As creatures of habit, that's one you want to break.

I'd open them up and put the fake eggs in at about 16 weeks.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Agrees with CC.....Definitely block off nests for now, sleeping in them is a bad habit you want to break asap.

Roosts should be higher than nests.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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