Nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brains, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2013
    Geauga County, Ohio
    I finished my coop and run and have 4 silkies about 3-4 months old. My question is should I open the 2 nest boxes that I have even though they are not ready to lay? The boxes have small doors that are shut now but when open are 12x12 boxes that hang outside the coop. Any suggestions would be helpful


    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  2. hatcherkid777

    hatcherkid777 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2013
    Although they are not ready to lay open the boxes and introduce them i'd even go so far as to put some easter eggs in there chickens love to have anything that another member of the flock has!
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I would open them to get them used to where they will be laying.

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