12 eggs in one nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alaskachick, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Wasilla, Alaska
    No matter what I do, my 13 chickens, when they lay, all lay in the same box. We have 5 boxes, the corner box is their favorite. I have tried moving eggs to other boxes, using ping pong balls, making the corner box less comfortable, but they still leave a pile of eggs in the box. Today there were 12 in the pile. My only concerns is that when a chicken jumps into the box they will break one, eat it, and find out the reason we people loves eggs and then start enjoying themselves.

  2. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Songster

    Dec 13, 2009
    Pretty much all 6 of ours lay in the same box too. I have tried and tried figuring out how to get them to lay in the others, but they don't like it. I wasted 2 eggs doing some experimenting--leaving the two eggs in the other two boxes for 3 days.....
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Lately I've been switching around golf balls.

    I had one in each, but I put two in 3 of the 7.

    Now they lay in one of those three, cuz they see the two balls in the nest.

    Goof ball hens.

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