showing pullets the nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Georgia Nana, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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? [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    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.
     
  3. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...will just wait and see. The golf ball thing is great...may put one or two in all of them! We have plenty!!!
     

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