Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fedexDan, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2008
    Help ! all my chickens are laying their eggs in the same box! Is this ok ? What do I do to stop it?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    That's like one stop shopping. Do you think you could train them to put their eggs in a carton?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    my chickens do the same. It is interesting, they like laying eggs in the same box. It might be a maternal thing where if they lay eggs together then a broody can hatch them all?!

    Just my thoughts. [​IMG]
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:totally normal [​IMG]
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    This is not a problem at all. Much easier to gather them. But to encourage them to lay in the other nesting boxes, I would put golf balls in the other nests. They still may all lay in the same nest though. I know that most of my chickens have favorite nests and will only use those. They will squawk and pace back and forth while waiting for their turn. They even will squeeze in with another hen if they just can't wait.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Normal chicken behavior. Be very glad of it.
  7. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2008
    thanks to all ! i love these birds ! maybe two much! My wife thinks they are treated better than the children!LOL !

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