New to this!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kristin8217, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. kristin8217

    kristin8217 New Egg

    Jun 5, 2016
    This might seem like a silly question but we are going to be getting baby chicks from TSC soon and I was wondering when we do put them in the coop should we have the nesting boxes in from the start or just put them in when they are going to start producing? Thanks!
  2. Indiana Dreamin

    Indiana Dreamin Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2016
    Chicks should not have access to nest boxes until they are ready to lay. Otherwise, they will see them as beds and places to poop.
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Of course you can put the nest boxes in now if you wish-- just cover them so the babies don't get in them for sleeping and pooping.
    Good luck on your new adventure and [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by