Favorite Nest Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenLover603, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 nest boxes in my coop, and all the hens try to lay in one box, the favorite of corse. Two of my hens lay around the same time each day. One of them refuses to lay in another box, so she tries to force the other hen out. And if that hen doesn't get out, she sits down and lays her egg on the floor. What can I do?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd probably just let them do as they wish. Mine switch around, and sometimes go ona kidk f=of using corners instead of nest boxes. Or, simply close the favorite off for a while.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Not much you can do really, you could take the devide out between 2 of the boxes so they can both fit. Or you could try putting fake eggs in the other boxes to tempt the other hen to lay on that nest. I dont really see problem with her laying on the floor though.
     
  4. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    The only problem is that if I don't get there fast enough, my rooster gets interested in it. He doesn't eat them, just pecks them and rolls them around.
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    If it dosent break completley then it will be fine :)
     
  6. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     

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