nest next to eachother

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emperor9, May 3, 2009.

  1. emperor9

    emperor9 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    will chickens peck at eachother if their nest is next to eachother
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My girls like their privacy when laying.
  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Mine rarely nest next to each other. They have at least a dz boxes and wait thier turn to use the same one. It varies from day to day. I guess whoever lays the first egg that day gets to pick the spot. Once two of them did settle in next to each other and while they didn't peck each other, they kept stealing mouthfuls of shavings from the other nest and throwing them over to their side. Quite funny, as if to say..."Can't you see this nest is better?"

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