- Nov 4, 2015
I have three hens that are about 10 months old. They started laying eggs around 6 mos old this summer. But then each one went thru a phase where they would sit in the nesting box all day and sit on eggs. I would have to move them in order to retrieve the eggs. It’s the third one that has been doing it for a number of weeks now and no one is laying eggs anymore since she got in there. I’ve been taking the cover off the nesting box during the day to at least prompt her to get out because I was afraid she wasn’t eating or drinking. I do see her out occasionally now but definitely goes back in at night. I put the cover back on at night as well. I’m thinking the other two don’t like her now and kind of stay away from her when she’s out. Should I separate them? From the research I’ve done I think they’re Americana’s.