Install nesting boxes before laying?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmeeter88, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I install nesting boxes for the birds before they are laying, or would that just confuse them and complicate things?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Yea you should put them in before laying and let them know what they are. If you put them in just when they start laying they may be afraid of them and go lay in an area they know well.
     
  3. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I see, then I should get out my pencil and drawing board... [​IMG]
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Dido on that perfect answer.
     

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