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When is the right time to open up their nest area

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WoodsyRoo, May 23, 2010.

  1. WoodsyRoo

    WoodsyRoo Hatching

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    We have 90 day old chickens and we blocked the nesting area to them...should we open this up so they get use to it, if not when is an appropriate time.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Most people prefer that their hens only use the nests to lay. So you do not need to let them into the nests for another 3-4 months.
    (When they start laying) If they get used to roosting in the nests you will find they poop in the nests.

    Imp
     

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