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I have three nesting boxes and 11 impatient pullets...

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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In one building I have 7 hens and one nest. They pace a lot but it is a big nest and sometimes 2 at a time will use it.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Well, currently I have 12 nest boxes for 12 hens (in the Spring and Summer those numbers change). They use 1 box, 1! Very occasionally I'll find an egg in a different box, but its rare. I have a broody parked in "the" box right now, do they use a different nest? Of course not, they climb in right on top of her and do their business! And she's mean, so I don't enjoy having the check under her everyday hide.gif
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