nest boxes and layer pellets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Doubleyolker, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Doubleyolker

    Doubleyolker In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2012
    [SIZE]3[/SIZE]Our pullets are 15 weeks old and looking more and more like adults. We have kept them locked out of the nest boxes while they learned where to roost Im thinking we have another month before we need to let them in to the nest boxes. This would make them 19 weeks old. Any thoughts?

    When do you switch to layer pellets? They are on an 18 % grower ration. They also get kitchen scraps, chick grit and free range for aprox. 90 min a day.
  2. janelle18

    janelle18 Songster

    Apr 3, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    My Coop
    my chickens had access to their nest boxes since they were very young, but never went into them until they started to lay.. for mine i switched to layer pellets at around 18 weeks or so. I can't remember exactly

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