3 chickens/4 nesting boxes - they all use the same one!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WalkoeChicks, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. WalkoeChicks

    WalkoeChicks Hatching

    Dec 26, 2013
    I have 3 chickens and 4 nesting boxes in their coop. All 3 of them lay in the same box. Yesterday, 2 of my girls were fighting over the box. My barred rock muscled her way in there after my EE had been in there for awhile. I have 3 other boxes that never get used. How can I get them to use the empty/unoccupied nesting boxes? They are driving me CRAZY!!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    You can't. Other than perhaps putting more fake eggs in them. That's how they roll.

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