hens lay together

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BRYAN662, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. BRYAN662

    BRYAN662 In the Brooder

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    i pic up my eggs everyday and notice that every nest that is used will have two to four eggs in them. why are they all laying in the same places? i haVE PLENTY of nest avalible to use. i thought they would each pic there on nest. thanks for aNY ADVICE. backyard chicken is the best!!!!!
     

  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

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    I have plenty space and mine do the same. No worry. They just do that.
     
  3. emandmikey

    emandmikey Songster

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    I have 9 hens, and they all lay in the same nest too - even though there are 3 nests available. I guess they just like a particular one. Weird little animals!
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    All mine do that, too. There seems to be a few favorite places and nothing but those will do. What's really funny is when the nest is occupied and there's a line of disgruntled hens waiting - even though there are a whole bunch of unoccupied nests right there! OR when someone goes broody in the favorite nest - that's a war, right there.
     

  5. BRYAN662

    BRYAN662 In the Brooder

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    thanks for the help
     

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