Trouble

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mueri07, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. mueri07

    mueri07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am wondering why my girls/boy will not get in their boxes at all?
    Or when will they start to sit in there? They are around 12-15 weeks, do I just need to be patient or is there anything I can do to help them find the boxes?

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They will find them when they are ready.
     
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  3. mueri07

    mueri07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks keesmom, I was figuring that much I just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    One thing you DON'T want is for them to be sleeping in the nest boxes. Nest boxes are only for laying eggs or setting on eggs in. It's good that they are not spending time in the boxes now.
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You actually don't want them in the nest boxes yet. ....exploring them before the time of need can lead to seeing them as sleeping areas, etc rather than nests for laying.....that leads to fouled nests full of everything but eggs
     
  6. Sublight

    Sublight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your signature. My mom has a apron that says the same thing. Makes me giggle everytime.
     
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  7. mueri07

    mueri07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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