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Girls are 20 weeks old ; and I need some advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by California Girls, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. California Girls

    California Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so the time is soon to come. What I've been waiting for....eggs.
    First, I have changed the outside play to only 3 hours a day; I use to let them have full run of the yard all day, but it gets a little stinky on my patio (with all the droppings), and I want them to be in the coop a little more to 'train" for laying.
    I'm new to chickens, so what could I be doing for them that maybe I'm not already?
    Thanks, and they are a great addition to the family.
     
  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    You have comfy, clean and easy to reach nests? That's all you need. They prefer a clean, comfy protected place to lay. Sometimes they will be surprised at first and not make it to the nests but they figure it out by themselves eventually.
    Good Luck! and [​IMG]
     
  3. California Girls

    California Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, and I just noticed my pic's were accidently deleted from photobucket; I'll get them on tomorrow, and you can check out my set up.
    Thanks for the help. I also put a question up on feeding and watering your flock. Maybe you can help me there.[​IMG]
    Thanks
     

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