When to start fake egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 10ikeFLOCK, May 6, 2016.

  1. 10ikeFLOCK

    10ikeFLOCK New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Upstate NY
    Hi all I have 3 rsl girls, they are all 7 weeks old. The girls curl up at night in the nesting box at night when they aren't playing on the roosting bars. I know they won't start laying for 10+ weeks, but when should I start putting in the fake eggs in their nesting box?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    For now, you want to block off the nests so they can't sleep in them. As creatures of habit, that's one you want to break.
    I'd open them up and put the fake eggs in at about 16 weeks.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Agrees with CC.....Definitely block off nests for now, sleeping in them is a bad habit you want to break asap.
    Roosts should be higher than nests.

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