6 laying boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tstone825, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. tstone825

    tstone825 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens and they all have a laying box why is it that they all cram into 2 of them? Will they start laying in their own box? I haven't gotten any eggs just yet but it could be any day. I am afraid if they all cram into 2 boxes that will hinder their laying of eggs....help me out please not sure what to do.[​IMG]
     
  2. jedgeworth

    jedgeworth Out Of The Brooder

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    That is completely normal. You probably actually only need 3 at the most.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They feel the safest laying eggs where someone else also lays eggs. Laying together in one nest is normal chicken behavior. Generally you only need 1 box per every 4 chickens. I have 5 chickens and 2 nests but they all lay in one.
     
  4. tstone825

    tstone825 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok guys thank you very much I feel better now :)
     

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