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My hens are building their own nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twostep, May 8, 2017.

  1. twostep

    twostep New Egg

    Apr 28, 2014
    [​IMG]A few weeks ago I when I collected eggs I noticed that there was stray pieces of grass collecting in one of the nest boxes. Sure enough the next day there was the prettiest nest in the box. See the photo. I have a half dozen older Russians and Easter Eggers and they have never done this. So I assume it is one of the new barred rock chicks that I picked up last fall. Anyone else experience this before?

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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    As far as I know,all chickens,or most will make some sort of nest.Some are lazy and just jump up in the box and do their duty and leave.
  3. Terrace

    Terrace Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2014
    I have never had them bring grass into the coop. When they build a nest it is usually hidden.

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