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I've got four hens in one nestbox right now

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't end up with scrambled raw eggs today. [​IMG]
    Oh all the nestboxes to pick to cram into, they picked the smallest one. [​IMG]
    When I was out there, Maggie was trying to squeeze in there with the rest of them. I successfully encouraged her to pick another box....unless she changed her mind after I left. [​IMG]

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It's all a power play!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Well, I just checked. Four perfect eggs and Maggie stayed where I put her. [​IMG]
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    funny! mine all use the same nesting box too!
    its crazy, i only have 5 chickens and 2 nesting box, well they use one,, they go back and forth but end up with the (favorite one)
    o to be a chicken!
  5. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    mine too...I have 7 girls and 4 nest boxes and I have watched them line up and wait till the other gets out then one gets right in there..? They are all the same? Well at least i thought so...
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    'S'warmer in there.

    Just think about it, would you want to give birth out in the cold? Clever chickens, those. Considerate enough to keep things warm for each other.
  7. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    We have 9 boxes total with 3 boxes that go largely unused. This morning the other 6 boxes were full with 3 of them being occupied by 2 hens. And, you guessed, there were 3 boxes completely empty. Go figure.

  8. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    ladies we all know what it is like to sit on a cold "seat".. they are all fighting to get the warm one [​IMG]
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Good point! [​IMG]
  10. Serrin

    Serrin Songster

    [​IMG] I see this all the time too. 9 girls and 6 beautiful boxes to choose from. But, these silly girls!, they all want to pile into either One North or One South. What is it? Is the view from One North better than One South? I can kind of see the difference for them on those really cold sunny days. One North gets better morning sun through the glass storm door. It also has the better view. But what about those days when it's raining or overcast and there's nothing to make it more attractive than any of the other boxes.

    I think you might be onto something there Gristar! [​IMG] It's the only thing I can figure....except, kindly explain why that would be so in the summer time when things are nice and warm? [​IMG]

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