Saturday, May 02, 2009

New nest boxes for the pullets

I spent a couple of hours today putting together a set of ten nest boxes for the new flock of pullets who are just starting to lay.

Hopefully the nests will encourage them because they don't seem to like the communal nests in their shed!
There's a row of 20 nests along one side of the shed but so far they are only laying three or four eggs a day. At around 20 weeks old (which they are now) we normally have a lay rate of about 50% - so we've been expecting something over 100 eggs a day from them.

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