12 Hens Using One Nexting Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by figsonwheels, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. figsonwheels

    figsonwheels Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 hens all using the same nesting box. Is that okay? Should I do something to discourage it?
     
  2. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not to worry.

    I had 36 nest boxes and they used just 2![​IMG]

    Eee gads, it was like a waiting line at a womens bathroom. They lined up and waited their turns..................it was too funny.

    No, it is not harmful at all. Just keep them clean.

    Ma
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Mine do that a lot too. Here are some picture of my birds in their nest boxes.

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  4. figsonwheels

    figsonwheels Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Today, there were 4 hens in one box! The others were empty. We were gone for 2 1/2 days. When we came home, there were 20 eggs in one box, 3 in another and 1 on the ground. The third box was empty. Go figure! [​IMG]
     
  5. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    At this point, the golf ball might be superflous ...
     

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