Opening the next boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rachy, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Pekins and they are approaching 19 weeks old. What age would I expect them to start laying and will they still start as Autumn is fast upon us? Also, should I open the nextboxes yet? I have kept them closed off as I didn't want them roosting in them.

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would expect them to lay in another month or two. I would definitely open the nest boxes so they can lay though sooner if they need too. Usually unless the bird is pecked on by the others if your roost is on top or higher then the nest boxes they will not sleep in the boxes. Best of luck! MW
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes, now would be a good time to open the next boxes! hehe.....Nest boxes!
     
  4. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] I will do:D
     

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