My hens are about 7 weeks old. I know they have a ways to go before laying, but I was wondering how you teach them to lay their eggs in the nest boxes?
another question. My youngsters are twenty weeks old. Should I lock them up for a week or two? I'm thinking it's time for some laying to start.Apyl said:I just made sure to keep them penned once they started laying, my girls automatically used the buckets I have set up for them. I did have issues with some girls laying in the wood piles and other shed so I have to make sure they are penned until they all layed then let them free range.