Nest boxes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dweaver, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. dweaver

    dweaver New Egg

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    We have 15 chickens and 4 large nests boxes..Is this big enough for the laying hens?? The older hens (7 of them) lay all their eggs in one nest. Is this normal??
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! And yes, its very normal for them to all favor one nest, my silly girls do the same here too. [​IMG]
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    b.hromada :

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! And yes, its very normal for them to all favor one nest, my silly girls do the same here too. [​IMG]

    yes they do. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    I know, it's just plumb silly! I fixed my first chicken coop with 13 homemade nesting boxes at different heights and ladders...and I sneak in with a flash light and my 21 chicks where snuggled up in 2 boxes. I was so worried the were gonning to smother each other. But each morning I did a head count and all was well. Eventually they did spread out....but it took about 10 weeks.
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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  7. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    They do tend to like the same nest box at times. Sounds normal to me [​IMG]

    WELCOME!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a sizzling Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  10. jcf3202

    jcf3202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!
     

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