Put them in now will not do any harm, and they may go in and check them out and sit awhile,Hello wonderful chicken people!
Here is my fun question for today: When can I start leaving ceramic training eggs in the nest boxes for my girls? I have 9 pullets, most of whom are going to be 14 weeks old around mid-week (2 of them will be 13 weeks) and they've already been checking out the nest boxes (it's one unit composed of 4 boxes suspended off the ground about 3 feet up with curtains on each box).
I know they should start laying around 5-6 months old, but is it too early to show them why these interesting compartments are in their coop?
Also, I have a 6 year old Barred Rock in with them and she lays every other to every 2 days, so that might be enough to entice them (though I'm looking forward to using my 2 ceramic eggs ).
Any advice on this matter?