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11 hens, one nest - a pic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    11 of my 14 hens all decided to use the same nest today. I don't like to disturb the hens when they're on the nest, so this is what I found when the last hen finally finished and got off the nest:


    Aren't they pretty? The picture quality doesn't show it well, but most of the eggs are now the pink/tan color I've been waiting to see from my brahma hens.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Beautifull! Isnt it funny...they may have 5 or 6 nest boxes...but they all want the same one! Silly Girls!
  3. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    [​IMG] One more and you'll have enuf for a Beth's Cafe omelette!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    LOL! Mine do that too. I have a low box outside for the chukars to sleep in, but the hens get in there to lay. 3 inside at once, with a waiting line outside! [​IMG]

    Purty eggs ya got there! [​IMG]
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yup mine too...I think it's becasue the nest box is already warmed up [​IMG] They are smarter then we think [​IMG]
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The sight I'll never forget is Lilith straddling another hen and laying her egg on that hen's back! They were having nest box fights that day and a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
    Lilith is the lowest ranking member of my flock and sometimes paybacks are sweet. [​IMG]
  7. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:[​IMG] Have to love the silly girls!
  8. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    BrahmaMama, i like your avatar.
    (on topic) [​IMG]
    wish my girls would lay b4 i squeez them for my breakfast. [​IMG]
  9. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Thanks L*A*G* [​IMG] Brahmas are definitely my favorite!
  10. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    what a beautiful thing.

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