showing pullets the nest boxes?

Georgia Nana

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 13, 2011
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Kathleen, Georgia
I have 4 Cuckoo Maran pullets who should begin laying any time. I also have 3 laying hens who all use ONE of our 6 nest boxes. The pullets have never shown an interest in visiting the nest boxes (elevated 2 ft, with ladders). Will they find them on their own, or will they begin laying on the floor of the pen and other places? How do I get them to use the nest boxes?
 

galanie

Treat Dispenser No More
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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Colmesneil,TX
Just give them a chance to do it on their own. They probably will get in that same nest box once they get ready to lay. Sometimes they'll visit it a few days prior to laying to "practice" or something. If they lay elsewhere, maybe put some golf balls or something like an egg in a couple nest boxes.
 

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