Opening the next boxes?

Rachy

Songster
8 Years
Jun 5, 2011
461
18
113
UK
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
 

extraordinaryfowl

Songster
8 Years
Sep 6, 2011
477
3
101
Lancaster, PA
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
 

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