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My Faverolles don't seem to understand the concept of multiple nest boxes.

 

The poor little Bantam in the left hand corner.

 

 

The poor BO.

 

post #2 of 9

that looks ridiculous! i have a bantam who does that, maybe they want to lay their eggs in a nest box with eggs already in it


Edited by Poultry parent - 6/8/16 at 1:54pm

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #3 of 9
Some of my Ameraucanas do the same thing 😜. I seem to find the majority of eggs in one box & often catch 2 at a time in one box. Silly girls 😆
post #4 of 9

it's really funny when i find my bantam in the same nest box as one of my buff orpingtons! she seems like she is trying to hide under the orpington's feathers!:lau

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #5 of 9

That's hilarious to catch of pic of the craziness!!! :gigMine do this as well. :th

I always feel sorry for the bottom lady.

If I happen to be in the coop at the time, I'll usually lift the last girl and place her in her own nest, just to end the silliness...lol.

 

May I ask, what is the top cinnamon colored hen's breed?  @Arztwolf 

 

 

 

Ohhhh...I reread your post. She's a Buff Orpington?


Edited by Wickedchicken6 - 6/8/16 at 2:04pm
150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Poultry parent View Post
 

that looks ridiculous! i have a bantam who does that, maybe they want to lay their eggs in a nest box with eggs already in it

I've had three birds go broody and "gather" eggs that one. I once had a BO (while not having a Turken rooster, but two Turken hens) hatch out 4 half Turken chicks and 1 BO cross chick.:rolleyes:

 

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Some of my Ameraucanas do the same thing 😜. I seem to find the majority of eggs in one box & often catch 2 at a time in one box. Silly girls 😆

 

I find the majority of my eggs in THREE BOXES! So that can be sometimes 7-10 eggs!

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it's really funny when i find my bantam in the same nest box as one of my buff orpingtons! she seems like she is trying to hide under the orpington's feathers!:lau

Some of my Favorelles seem to enjoy cuddling with any hen or roo they find.

 

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That's hilarious to catch of pic of the craziness!!! :gigMine do this as well. :th

I always feel sorry for the bottom lady.

If I happen to be in the coop at the time, I'll usually lift the last girl and place her in her own nest, just to end the silliness...lol.

 

May I ask, what is the top cinnamon colored hen's breed?  @Arztwolf 

 

 

 

Ohhhh...I reread your post. She's a Buff Orpington?

I've got several hens of the "peck first, ask questions later" persuasion. I keep my hands OUT of the nest box when it's occupied.

The hen in the very first pick is Calliope, a Bantam of unknown breed.


 and she is brooding eggs  and this is probably the father.

post #7 of 9

that is a very handsome rooster!

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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that is a very handsome rooster!


That he is. I just wish he wasn't so neurotic and egotistical.

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most roosters think to highly of themselves!

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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