Faverolle Nestbox Failure

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Arztwolf, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Songster

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    My Faverolles don't seem to understand the concept of multiple nest boxes.

    The poor little Bantam in the left hand corner.
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    The poor BO.
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  2. that looks ridiculous! i have a bantam who does that, maybe they want to lay their eggs in a nest box with eggs already in it
     
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  3. Couchmo

    Couchmo Chirping

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    Some of my Ameraucanas do the same thing [​IMG]. I seem to find the majority of eggs in one box & often catch 2 at a time in one box. Silly girls [​IMG]
     
  4. it's really funny when i find my bantam in the same nest box as one of my buff orpingtons! she seems like she is trying to hide under the orpington's feathers![​IMG]
     
  5. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 Be the change you wish to see. Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's hilarious to catch of pic of the craziness!!! [​IMG]Mine do this as well. [​IMG]
    I always feel sorry for the bottom lady.
    If I happen to be in the coop at the time, I'll usually lift the last girl and place her in her own nest, just to end the silliness...lol.

    May I ask, what is the top cinnamon colored hen's breed? @Arztwolf



    Ohhhh...I reread your post. She's a Buff Orpington?
     
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  6. Arztwolf

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    I've had three birds go broody and "gather" eggs that one. I once had a BO (while not having a Turken rooster, but two Turken hens) hatch out 4 half Turken chicks and 1 BO cross chick.[​IMG]

    I find the majority of my eggs in THREE BOXES! So that can be sometimes 7-10 eggs!
    Some of my Favorelles seem to enjoy cuddling with any hen or roo they find.

    I've got several hens of the "peck first, ask questions later" persuasion. I keep my hands OUT of the nest box when it's occupied.
    The hen in the very first pick is Calliope, a Bantam of unknown breed.
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    and she is brooding eggs and this is probably the father.
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  7. that is a very handsome rooster!
     
  8. Arztwolf

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    That he is. I just wish he wasn't so neurotic and egotistical.
     
  9. most roosters think to highly of themselves!
     

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