Nest Box Supplies
Investing in high-quality nesting boxes provides your hens with an ideal place to lay eggs. The warm, dry, and secure environment provided by your nesting boxes makes it uninhabitable for predators. By providing such a nesting box, you can prevent your brooding hens from stowing away their eggs all over the yard. Making these boxes cozy and appealing will encourage your hens to use them.
Nest Box Accessories
Hens are not born with the ability to use a nesting box. They follow a natural instinct to hide eggs so that predators do not eat them. To demonstrate to the hens that you provide a safe haven for them, place rubber or wooden faux eggs in each nest box. When a hen sees untouched eggs in any area, she assumes that area is safe for laying and incubating eggs.
Other Needs for Nesting Boxes
Use nest pads to line the bottom of the nesting box to provide your hens with a comfortable place to sit while laying and incubating. Put this on top of a plastic adjustable nest bottom.
Stromberg’s Nesting Boxes and Accessories
You will require four nest bottoms, four nest pads, and at least eight imitation eggs if you decide on a four-box nest. Fill each nest with two eggs. An effective poultry operation requires the right nest box accessories. Shop Stromberg's nest box accessories today!