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I have 3 laying hens and one rooster. I have 3 laying boxes but the 3 hens are all laying in the sam

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buddy oakes, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. buddy oakes

    buddy oakes New Egg

    Mar 27, 2017
    Should I get more laying boxes?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hens have 4 nesting boxes, and they all use the same one.
  3. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    That all depends on which one is broody. She would be the one sitting on her eggs and even stealing some of the other hens eggs if she gets a chance to.
  4. buddy oakes

    buddy oakes New Egg

    Mar 27, 2017
    All of the eggs are in the one box that all three hens are laying in.
  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens won't neccesarily always sit on the eggs- they might get bored after 30 minutes or so and abandon the idea. If you really want chickens to hatch your eggs, you should look into buying a silkie. Have fun!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Only when a hen is "broody," will she stay on eggs determined to hatch them. Otherwise hens like to use the same box because they think it is special that another hen used it first. [​IMG]

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