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A little OCD going on in the hen house?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilerner, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. ilerner

    ilerner New Egg

    Apr 1, 2015
    Covington, WA
    Hi Everyone!
    This is my first post although i must confess to devouring this website!

    Left a couple of eggs in the coop to encourage the newly laying hens to lay their eggs inside - the two older hens layed this morning and this is how i found them! One-two-three-four all in a row - the smaller two in the middle and the larger on either side..... The younger hens are Orpingtons and the older are Americanas. Maybe one is an aspiring decorator?[​IMG]
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  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] That's beautiful!
  3. memphis

    memphis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2012
    Love it! :lol:
  4. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    that's awesome :) I have 5 laying now, and they all lay in the same bin (despite having multiple choices), and it's pretty awesome to see all the different colors together!
  5. ilerner

    ilerner New Egg

    Apr 1, 2015
    Covington, WA
    Thought the hens would pile the eggs to sit on them - watched one hen roll an egg with her beak - just never expected to see them all lined up [​IMG]
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  6. daskhan

    daskhan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2015
    Try nest box might be better
    But that's cool either way way to smart for my liking small in the middle big on the outside like a protection thing
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  7. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2014
    How cute and hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
  8. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2015
    Callahan, Florida!
    Your lady's have character! Mine all lay in the same box. Makes it easy for me when collecting. But it is funny beacause they stand in line to use it and sometimes one of them gets all panicked! But still will not use another box. However they will double up in there when need be, and I have even caught 3 in at the same time.
  9. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's hilarious!
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    You will be really surprised when you see them move an egg to another nest box. Hens have a lot of ways to move eggs. I've seen a broody get an egg under her chin and carry it to another box.

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