Chickens Nesting Boxs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BeLaL, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. BeLaL

    BeLaL Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone.

    I have one question to ask regarding chickens and nesting boxes. i got 5 layers. and i am so happy with that. And i have big three nesting boxes inside the chicken coop. But the thing is. all of them ignoring the nesting boxes and go to the far left corner box and want's to lay there. So. when i go to the chicken coop to see how they doing i see some of them waiting to take over. which i don't understand why they are ignoring all the boxes and they want to lay in one box? i tried to put fake eggs in the other boxes to give them an idea but it wont work. i feel bad for them because they have to wait on line to get that box.


    Thanks alot.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Mine do this too. I dont really know why they do, but they have always had a favorite nesting box. They know to go to the other nesting boxes but choose not too.
     
  3. BeLaL

    BeLaL Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks alot. Oh that means i am not the only one with is situation.
     
  4. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They probably feel exposed in the big boxes, that's why they are going for the corner. Egglaying is private business! Mine are kind of tight (10"x14" for 6lb hens) and have hensized holes for them to go through to get inside. The girls love them.
     
  5. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They like privacy and there is always a favorite nesting box.
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  6. BeLaL

    BeLaL Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks alot Maggiesdad. So. do u think i should just make the boxes smaller than 1 foot ?

    Oh Francie, I like what you did with the nesting boxs. thanks alot for sharing.
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if they are preferring to nest in a particular corner, you could always put a nest there for them.
    You could grab an old planter or box and put it there for them.
    I noticed that some of my chickens enjoyed laying eggs on a shelf in my pole barn, so I put an old planter there and now they lay their eggs in the planter.


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