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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by trulefty, Dec 22, 2009.
Why do all 5 of my girls want to lay in the same nest box??? I have 8 available to them....
Welcome to the worlds of Hens.
They just do that- sometimes you get 3 or 4 in one box. We like pics on BYC! Especially the funny ones!
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.
It's a girl thing.
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.
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!
x2 That happened to my hens too.
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.