Hey ladies, it's a nesting box...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TeamBigfoot, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. TeamBigfoot

    TeamBigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a clown car! [​IMG]

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    We've seen two in the box before. Our Buff Orpington is ~8lb. and can take up the box all by herownshelf. I have no idea how all three got themselves in that predicament, but I bet it was hilarious.

    Added two more nesting boxes on the ground level of the coop, and they actually saw egg-laying action yesterday (first day of the Grand Opening). I've modified the coop a few times as we've learned from our ladies how they like things. All the books saying one nesting box per five birds must be in on the joke.
     
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  2. WindStep

    WindStep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2014
    My chickens do that all the time. [​IMG] For the first time it was funny! [​IMG]
    Oh BTW like your name! Are you a believer in bigfoot?
     
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  3. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right!
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  5. TeamBigfoot

    TeamBigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bigfoot is the name of our tandem mountain bike (it's blue and has huge tires, like the original Bigfoot monster truck), no relation to sasquatch, sorry[​IMG]

    Hopefully the additional spaces will solve the problem. Glad I got to witness it (once).
     
  6. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if you get more spaces, the will still want to lay in the same spot! Trust me! [​IMG]
     
  7. TeamBigfoot

    TeamBigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt. And it's not that them wanting to lay in the same space is the problem. It's that they want to do it at the same time. Two of our girls (the Orpington and the Ameraucana) take their sweet time once ensconced, and that creates a backup. I've watched our Welsummer and she'll jump into an occupied box and drop her egg in the span of one minute, then is outta there. Our last, a Red Sex-Linked gets her business done before they're let out in the morning, and everyone else is still roosting. Smart one, her.
     
  8. I have 16 chickens with 6 nest boxes currently. I get all my eggs from the same nest. And yes the will sit on top for one another while laying. Chickens are neurotic. Funny hens! :rolleyes::ya
     
  9. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeppers![​IMG]
     
  10. WindStep

    WindStep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2014
    My Grandma believes he is real! I think maybe he is real, but not around in Va.
     

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