When should I get the nesting boxes ready?

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  1. Royal Chick

    Royal Chick New Egg

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    3 different breeds, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Reds, and Black Stars. They are all using the roosting bar at night wondering when I should begin to put hay in the nesting boxes with plastic eggs they are 15 weeks now. Will they go to the nesting boxes after they wake up and that's when they begin to lay eggs?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. With your pullets being 15 weeks old, I would already prepare the nesting boxes for them. When they are getting ready to lay, they will begin squatting in the nesting boxes. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Golf balls also make nice egg decoys.
     
  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG]
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I would also get the boxes prepared now, it will give your girls a chance to check them out and get used to them. You have some nice breeds for egg laying.

    Good luck with your flock and thanks for joining us!
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Sounds like you have already gotten some good advice.
     
  8. Royal Chick

    Royal Chick New Egg

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    Thanks for all the advice the girls are now in full production, on average I get 17 eggs a day with 18 hens!!! They love the laying boxes, all is going wonderfully.
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome, and congratulations on the eggs. :eek:)
     

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