nest boxes done but ???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sc00ter4900, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should I let the ladies in? I have the boxes coverd for now. The ladies are plymouth rocks and RI reds. There 18 weeks old . Should I let them in the boxes now to get the feel of it? Or should i wait till they lay the first egg? Not sure so Im asking LOL thanks Scotty
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    By all means let them get used to them now! Add a few fake eggs or golf balls, so they will get the idea that the boxes is where the eggs go.

    If they are 18 wks. now, it won't be to much longer and you should be getting some eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup, its time...to check out the new apts...[​IMG] and I bought golf balls at the local resale shop, got 6 for 1.91...and I placed them in the nest boxes...few wks later, EGGS!!!!
     
  4. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool golf balls ?? nice . Ill try thanks Scotty
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  5. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your RIR's might start soon, I've heard they can lay from 18wks on up, so you might get an egg soon, so definetely open the nesting boxes up. And add the golf ball too.[​IMG]
     

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