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chickens pushing eggs out of nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bikerchic70, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Bikerchic70

    Bikerchic70 Hatching

    Nov 27, 2013
    I seem to have a problem with my girls pushing eggs out of the nesting box and they break. Thankfully they are not eating them. My box size is about 8x12 with about a 3 inch high front. Is it not big enough? All three of my hens want to lay in this one box, even though I have 2 available. What do you think?

  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would make the nest box bigger. Maybe make the two nest boxes into just one wide nest box.

    My hens love my wide nest box, I think it is 12 inches deep, 12 tall, and maybe two and half feet wide. They all like to lay on the same end.
  3. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Songster

    Feb 16, 2014
    I would raise the lip on the nest box.

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