Hens using the same nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RhodeIslandRedFan, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Songster

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    I have 3 hens and 3 nest boxes. Every day all 3 hens lay their eggs in the same nest box. The box they pick varies from day to day. Today my son snapped this shot of 2 hens crammed in one nest box. The third was waiting impatiently in line for the same nest box. Gotta love those strange chicken behaviors [​IMG]
  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    cute pic. it is funny how they line up and shove thier way in one nest.
  3. Danny39

    Danny39 Songster

    Jan 24, 2010
    I actually had 2 broody bantams try to incubate the same clutch of eggs, needless to say none of the 8 eggs they were sharing hatched. I believe they either got to hot or possibly chilled as sometimes there would be eggs between them. I tried to seperate the eggs and move one of the hens next door and she promptly went right back over to the original nest! I removed the nest box for about a month to break them of there broodiness and just recently put it back in there coop, I got my first egg yesterday since putting the nest box back in, I guess time will tell if they do it again.

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