3 nesting boxes side by side by wont they lay in the middle one?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aliciaford, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. aliciaford

    aliciaford In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2008
    Weird.... Ideas? They are all the same:/

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    You can try putting a golf ball or fake egg in the boxes to attract the hens. They just like laying where there is already an egg.

    Or, they are just weird like that and there's no logic....

    Either way, mine do the same thing. They go through spells where they won't lay in the boxes on the right. Then they won't use the ones on the left side and ONLY use the right.

    Maybe they are trying to fake me out so I don't find the eggs??? Silly chickens... [​IMG]
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Mine all want to lay in the bottom right of 8 boxes, and will wait in line and cackle till the one in box leaves, I figure because it is the darkest one. Then again it may be because someone else is in there already the next in line thinks they are missing out on a good thing.

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