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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by trulefty, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do all 5 of my girls want to lay in the same nest box??? I have 8 available to them....[​IMG]
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to the worlds of Hens.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    They just do that- sometimes you get 3 or 4 in one box. We like pics on BYC! Especially the funny ones!
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen two hens in one nesting box at the same time, and there were 6 other boxes not being used at that time.
    Crazy hens!
     
  5. chicknjane

    chicknjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a girl thing. [​IMG]
     
  6. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a BO girl that has become broody in the last week. I went out to check for eggs the other afternoon and all our nest boxes had a hen on them, except for the one in the middle. It had two. I guess one of the RIRs decided that she'd squeeze in since the BO wasn't going to give it up. I've never seen them share a nest box before, but they seemed quite content.

    Beth
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    I went in the coop last night and found my rooster in a nestbox and a hen setting on him!

    they do very funny things for seemly no reason!
     
  8. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    [​IMG] x2 That happened to my hens too.
     
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  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I had two that not only shared a nestbox, but shared (stole?) an egg back and forth and ended up hatching the lone baby. They shared the mothering of the baby too. Poor baby.
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