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post #11 of 19
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And a very good question indeed.

 

For those with nest 'crowding' or waiting in line.....fake eggs/golf balls kept in the nests at all times can help 'spread the love'.

"Can" being the key word.  <sigh> Now @aart do you really think my chickens are that smart?  Took the fake eggs out because they'd toss them out onto the floor  :lau

post #12 of 19

I have 17 hens and 6 laying boxes... they use 2 of them :) 3 on occasion...

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

And a very good question indeed.

 

For those with nest 'crowding' or waiting in line.....fake eggs/golf balls kept in the nests at all times can help 'spread the love'.

"Can" being the key word.  <sigh> Now @aart do you really think my chickens are that smart?  Took the fake eggs out because they'd toss them out onto the floor  

@Blooie you have to outsmart the chickens....high fronts on the nests, heavy fake eggs or golf balls.

 

I have 14 layers and 4 nests.....all 4 nests get used most day.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #14 of 19

One nest is missing from "the bank".  It's in the brooder pen in the run with a broody hen and her eggs in it.

post #15 of 19
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One nest is missing from "the bank".  It's in the brooder pen in the run with a broody hen and her eggs in it.

I can see how easily fake, or real, eggs could come out of those nests....bummer.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #16 of 19
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My coop is quite large. It is a wooden shed we turned into a coop
post #17 of 19
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I can see how easily fake, or real, eggs could come out of those nests....bummer.

Never lost a real one...they just toss out the fakes.  :idunno

post #18 of 19
Mine occasionally kick them out too.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #19 of 19
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My coop is quite large. It is a wooden shed we turned into a coop

How large is 'quite'?  :D  feet by feet.

 

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

I can see how easily fake, or real, eggs could come out of those nests....bummer.

Never lost a real one...they just toss out the fakes.  :idunno

Hmmm....I've only had one fake egg tossed out of nests in 2.5 years...no telling with live animals<shrugs>.

I use the hard plastic ones from TSC, they weight almost the same as a real egg(I've put them in the basket before haha) as well as golf balls.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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