Pullets at 18 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmngrose, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. jmngrose

    jmngrose In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2013
    Hi all. My oldest Barred Rock is almost 18 weeks (others are younger, I have four total, different breeds) So I think she is going to be the first to lay eggs. Is there anything I need to do to get her or the coop or the nesting boxes ready for her?

    They have a routine right now, which is: out of the hen house into the run at 9 am, than out of the run to free range at 3pm, until dusk than off to bed. Sounds good right?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Their routine sounds good to me. All you need to do for the pullet(s) is make sure you have nest boxes ready for when the first eggs come. Make sure the boxes are semi-dark, private, clean and put a golf ball/fake egg or two in there to "show" them where you want them to lay.

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