Nest Box use?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henney, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband finished the girls chalet and put up the nest box, 22" off the floor. We have 5 RIR pullets, 9 wks old. Last night they were all sleeping in the boxs. They have been sleeping on their roosts previously. Will they use the nest boxs for laying eggs when they are hens?[​IMG]
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to block off the nesting boxes until they're closer to laying age...around 4 months. Welcome to BYC!
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  3. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If we don't block off the box's, they won't lay?
    Thanks
     
  4. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    you block off the laying boxes so they won't use them to roost or sleep in.... they learn roosts are for roosting and the laying boxes are to lay the eggs in.
     

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