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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buddy oakes, Apr 13, 2017.
Should I get more laying boxes?
My hens have 4 nesting boxes, and they all use the same one.
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.
All of the eggs are in the one box that all three hens are laying in.
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!
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.