Hens Laying on Top Each other in Nesting Box

jwankowski

In the Brooder
Jun 23, 2019
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I have 2 hens that are laying on top of each other in the nesting box. I assume this is part of brooding or is it something else?
 

Chicalina

Songster
Aug 1, 2020
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sometimes they just have a favourite nest box and all want the same one. Try putting some dummy eggs or even golf balls in the other nest boxes to encourage them to use those. And don't let them sleep there at night if you want to break the broodiness
 

RojoMarz

Chirping
May 21, 2020
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Yeah...happens...one pullet will be in the box and another is either standing on the coop floor squawking at her or trying to take over the nest by stirring on the first pullet. It's not like there aren't any other boxes to choose from (with fake eggs in them) :confused:
 

LJ33

Songster
5 Years
Jul 7, 2015
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I used to have a medium dog crate as a nest box. A couple times, I found 2 hens side by side, laying at the same time.

When you gotta go, you gotta go
 

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