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Deluxe 4 Compartment Nesting Box Pro
How do I transition my Hens to their new nesting boxes?
1. Nest eggs (aka fake eggs)
Place fake eggs in some of the nesting boxes to give your hens a hint that this is the place to lay their eggs. Don’t forget to mark your fake eggs so they don’t end up mixed in with the real eggs you collect.
2. Add some nesting material
If you are transitioning from another nesting box, then it can be useful to place a small amount of the nesting material you previously used inside these trays. Although they do not need any material, they will still roll the eggs forward if using a thin layer of straw, shredded paper or a thin nesting pad. Your hens will be familiar with the material from their previous nesting boxes and it will help them understand these nesting boxes are a safe space for them to lay. Once your hens are comfortable laying in the new nesting boxes then you can remove the nesting material.
3. Be patient
Your hens are smarter than you may think, they will eventually figure out the nesting boxes are a safe space for them to lay. It only takes one to understand the new nesting boxes is where they should lay and the others will follow.
How far off the ground should the nest box be mounted?
We recommend mounting your nest box roughly 30” off your coop floor.
Can I stack my nesting boxes on top of each other?
You can definitely stack your nesting boxes. This practice has been successfully adopted by numerous customers without any problems. Nonetheless, for operations involving 1,000 hens or more, there have been observations where the birds tend to prefer laying in either the top or bottom nesting boxes, potentially leading to overcrowding in one of the nests. However, for smaller flocks, this shouldn't pose any issues.
How do I clean my nesting trays?
Cleaning your nesting trays is easy with the removable tray system. Left the basket top slightly to release the catch and remove the trays.
Once removed, hose the trays down. If the debris has tough to remove, soak the tray for an hour and then hose down the tray.
What size nesting boxes do I need for my flock?
We recommend the following capacity for each nesting box option:
Classic 2 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 15 Hens
Compact 2 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 15 Hens
Reverse 2 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 15 Hens
Classic 3 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 20 Hens
Compact 3 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 20 Hens
Reverse 3 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 20 Hens
4 Compartment Nest Box - Up to 30 Hens