When do you put in the nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by remist17, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. remist17

    remist17 Chirping

    Apr 29, 2011
    I have some 8 week old pullets and I am not sure when to put the nest boxes in. I was told not to put them in to early.

  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Some pullets start laying at around 20 weeks. Some later than that. Their combs and wattles will turn red before they start to lay too. You could always do what I did and wait til you find your first egg laying on the floor! Whoops.

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