Is one nesting box good for three hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyRoseDaisy, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. LilyRoseDaisy

    LilyRoseDaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a big nesting box, enough to fit 2 hens.
    Would this cause them to fight? How many should I have for 3 hens?
    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    One nesting box is big enough for up to 4 hens.

    LOL, I think you need another chicken! [​IMG]


    -Meghan
     
  3. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our birds all seem to want to lay their eggs all in the same spot. it is so funny watching them because they will all line up and take turns going in to the box and making their deposits. To funny.
     
  4. LilyRoseDaisy

    LilyRoseDaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both of you!!

    Do they ever scream at the one inside the box or get defensive about their eggs inside??
     
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it's like: that nest is too big, that nest is too small, that nest is just right! [​IMG]
    Gotta lay the eggs in the "hot" box
    We go to all the trouble of fixing up plenty of nests and they only use one.
     
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Yep mine stand in line and harass each other. It is so funny. All lay in same nest except one bantam who will some times lay in one other nest if fav nest is taken.
     

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