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Funny chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chuntgray, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Chuntgray

    Chuntgray In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2008
    I have plenty of nesting boxes, However they all want to lay in the same box. They argure back in forth all morning until everyone is done laying. So I put golf balls in the other unused nesting boxes thinking this will encourge them to lay in them. This morning I found all of the golf balls in one nesting box along with eggs.
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    Welcome [​IMG]

    I have the SAME problem form the time my girls started laying. I have two very nice nesting boxes with clean hay and they will all pile on top of each other and "fuss" until they are all completed with their laying. I also tried the golf ball thing and my girls did the same thing. They all ended up in the same box. Since then I have just left them alone. I kinda figure they will work out whatever problems they have without me.

    Besides when I try to help by moving one of the girls off another one when they are all in the box together, I get the stink eye and cursed out in chicken! [​IMG]
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Welcome to BYC!

    That's so funny. I want to know how chickens move golf balls around... with a Nine Iron? [​IMG]
  4. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    Watch out Tiger Woods-you now have feathered competition.
  5. jr88md

    jr88md Hatching

    May 23, 2008
    Canton Ga
    I have 2 hens trying to sit on the same eggs in 1 box i think there kinda goofy but they lay in there all day together on the eggs sometimes one of them will get up for a while but then she will come back and squeeze in the box with the other hen
  6. mudman

    mudman In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    SE Michigan
    I had a rooster giving nest box etiquette lessons to three hens (who were looking on, a bit confused)

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