It's 90 degrees in the coop, yet I just had to.....

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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pull two of my big fat brahma hens off the top of another big fat brahma hen sitting in a nestbox! There are 3 other nestboxes available, all identical, all facing the window and fans.


Just when I start to think chickens might just have a tiny bit of intelligence.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
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Feb 24, 2009
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Isn't it funny? For some reason, one nest box is always very popular....Even if they're identical......
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Considering that the nestboxes are all covered kitty litter pans, it takes some skill to extract hens without breaking eggs.
 

TheSpiceGirls

Crowing
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Quote:I have this issue too. I have three hens, three nest boxes and they all fight for one.

So I put two plastic Easter Eggs in another nest box, and suddenly, IT was the place to lay eggs. I move them around to mix it up and try to keep them from fighting.
I've really got to get a webcam.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
270
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SW Arkansas
I've got golfballs in all the nestboxes. Doesn't matter. Think my girls have gotten wise to me and can tell the difference between a golfball and a real egg? Nahhhhhh!

More than once I've had to stop my bossier girls from yanking one of their sisters out of a box when they wanted to use it. Human "cat fights" have nothing on my girls when its hot and they're cranky.
 

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