Our FIRST EGGS!!!……… kidding.

No, we haven’t had any eggs yet.  We are looking forward to it though.  When chickens are allowed to free range they are liable to lay eggs anywhere they can make a nest.  If you want them to lay in the nesting boxes you have to train them to do it.  The best way to do that is to make nests in the boxes and put in fake eggs or golf balls so they get a clue that the boxes are the place that is best to do this.

From our hatchery we ordered two dozen ceramic fake eggs.  In the next week or two we will hang the last nest box, fill them with straw and put these “decoys” in so they can see whats up.  Very exciting!

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