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Can multiple chickens lay in one nest box at once?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by garden chick, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. garden chick

    garden chick In the Brooder

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    I have my RIR hen who just started laying a few days ago, and now my EE is getting in with her this morning, is that normal?

    Thanks!!

    Jaime
     
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Yes its just fine. Some birds will share boxes. Usually not a problem. hope this helps and best wishes :)
     
  3. garden chick

    garden chick In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Songster

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    [​IMG]Yup---they definitely do share....I have 5 chickens AND 5 nest boxes....and sometimes two just have to use the same box[​IMG]
     
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  5. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Songster

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    Yep. I have 5 nests and 5 laying hens right now and they all like to lay in the same spot. It moves around, but all 5 eggs will be in the same spot everyday.
     
  6. garden chick

    garden chick In the Brooder

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    Love the picture! Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     

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