When to put in the nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SassyKat6181, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are about 16 weeks (I'll have to check the calendar) When should I put the nest boxes in the coop? It has been cold here, 20's daytime, and I don't want them to get in the habit of sleeping in the boxes. I have Barred Rocks and Black Sexlinks. Thanks
     
  2. sheetmetalpete

    sheetmetalpete Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd put them in now. If you find them sleeping in them just block them off overnight but if your roosts are higher than the nest boxes it shouldn't be a problem.
     

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