"Community Nest Boxes"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pasturedchickendinner, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. pasturedchickendinner

    pasturedchickendinner New Egg

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  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have seen this design in another book before and I am really thinking of building something similar to my new pullets
    thank you for sharing.

    Omran
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I built a community nest. Everyone was saying that their hens all wanted to use the same one or two nests anyway. So i got lazy and figured why put in dividers? They can hang out together and chit chat, or whatever they do....Eggs always end up in the exact same place. Interesting article.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I have one large laying box. If I were to divide it, I could probably get 3 laying sections out of it. Seems like they all try and lay in the far right side of it, but I have found eggs all over the box. I have it very deep in wood shavings, probably 4 inches or so. I find the most eggs in the right hand side, but find them in the middle and the right side also. I figure its easier for them when 4 or 5 "gotta go gotta go", they can all jam in there easier than if I had dividers.
     

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