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New Pullets & Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PA717, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. PA717

    PA717 New Egg

    I am picking up my fives new pullets sons and wanted to know if they need to be kept out of the nesting boxes until they are old enough to lay. They will be 8 weeks when I pick them up and they will be the firstt of my flock.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    T
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's not strictly "necessary" but it's a good idea, since it will prevent them from roosting in the nest boxes - a bad habit to have formed once they actually begin to lay eggs. Nobody wants dirty eggs for breakfast.
     
  3. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. PA717

    PA717 New Egg

    Thank you for the guidance!
     

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