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 hello my two chickens have layed eggs in the same nesting box will they fight to get in and sit on the eggs or not ?

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Welcome to BYC!

 

That depends.  Are they both broody?  Are you leaving the eggs there because you are hoping they will hatch them?

 

If they are just sharing a nest box to lay eggs in, that's no big deal at all.

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Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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I've got two or three who lay together, and about 12 hens who insist on lining up to use that same box.  When this happens, the "we are ONE flock" "We MUST lay together" mentality takes over and there is no known cure.  big_smile.png

 

 

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post #4 of 8
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ohhhhh ok thank yousmile.png

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ya, its just cause theuy are strange, our hens do the same but lay and different times so dont nee to fight over it *phew*

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If I were you, I would separate them ASAP. Two of my mutt hens laid in the same nest box and they got along fine, no fighting or anything. BUT they ended up breaking 75% of their eggs and the rest didn't hatch.So I would deposit some eggs in another nest and then move one hen, if she tries to go back to her old nest, take her out and put her in the new one...

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"It flies!? No one told me chickens could fly!" -Adam Savage

 

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post #7 of 8

I have a large plastic dog house in one of the open coops and the girls make a beautiful nest in the corner and 4-5 of them share that very same spot with no problems. If someone decides to go broody, who knows?

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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ok i will try all of these ideas. thanks i will try to separate because the older one hits the younger hen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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