12 eggs in one nest

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

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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