Soon to be layers


11 Years
Apr 29, 2008
My pullets hatched on June 14th, so they are getting close to laying age. Since the days are getting shorter, should I put a light in their coop to extend the day so they will lay? (sort of poetic, dontcha think?) And nest boxes, should I wait until they start to lay or put it in before they start? I have a mixed flock, not really sure what they all are, though I do have 3 Polish. I think a couple are Blue Andalusians and a couple more look just like them only they are splash. I think another one is a Leghorn, maybe a couple are EE.

So, add the nest boxes soon or wait it out until they decide to lay? Light or not?

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
Northern CA
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Put out the nesting boxes at around 14-16 weeks. This will give them time to "practice" in the boxes before they lay.

Light or no light is a personal decision. I choose to let my hens have a natural break, so I do not add light.

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