nest box question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kidsnchicks, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. kidsnchicks

    kidsnchicks In the Brooder

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    My crew is about 18 weeks old. We put the nest boxes in last night and added the bedding and put a few more roosts in also. As soon as they came in last night the ducks picked a box and they bedded down for the night. None of the hens went in that I saw before I went to bed. This morning everyone was ready to go out when I opened their door, after I let them out I did a few more things on that side of the yard then went inside the coop to check everything and one of the Roosters was in a nest box. Do I need to be shooing them out or is it just the process of checking it all out because its new?
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    He's just curious. No need to shoo him away. Often times, a roo will show his girls where to lay by going in ahead of her and chatting to her.
     
  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Funny question. I think my roos have just been curious...monkey see, monkey do! I do shoo them away, because I'm afraid they will eat any eggs laid by the hens.
     
  4. kidsnchicks

    kidsnchicks In the Brooder

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    Well I just went back out to see and nobody was in there so it must have been insection time,lol. Now hopefully we get some eggs showing up soon! I am so tired of waiting,lol.
     

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