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New Pullets & Nesting Boxes

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I am picking up my fives new pullets sons and wanted to know if they need to be kept out of the nesting boxes until they are old enough to lay. They will be 8 weeks when I pick them up and they will be the firstt of my flock.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
T
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It's not strictly "necessary" but it's a good idea, since it will prevent them from roosting in the nest boxes - a bad habit to have formed once they actually begin to lay eggs. Nobody wants dirty eggs for breakfast.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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It's not strictly "necessary" but it's a good idea, since it will prevent them from roosting in the nest boxes - a bad habit to have formed once they actually begin to lay eggs. Nobody wants dirty eggs for breakfast.


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Thank you for the guidance!
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