all eggs in one box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mikee0417, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. mikee0417

    mikee0417 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2010
    I have 4 hens two BO's born in march and two blk. aus's born in June. I have a box for each. every day when I go to collect eggs, I find all them in the same box. They move from box to box. but almost always I find all the eggs in the same box. is this unusual.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Nope not weird at all, they like to lay where they think it is safe, so if one egg is "safe" in a nest box they all think it is a safe place to lay.
  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH

    Sometimes I find up to four girls on the same nest at once. I've chalked it up to, "You're in here, so I need to be too!"
  4. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2010
    Mine do the same. They'll wait outside the box until it's open. Only if they can't wait, they'll go in another box. But they get their favorites.

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