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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heather112588, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. heather112588

    heather112588 Songster

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    I have 4 girls- 3 of which are laying. I have 4 nestboxes and yet they all just use one! must be the popular spot [​IMG] ! Is that normal?

  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Songster

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    YUP normal! I have 15 girls, and they all lay in the same two boxes even though they have 8 different ones! They seem to be partial to certain boxes!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    "You like that nest box? I guess it's a good one for me, then."

    "Oh, look, there's an egg there - this must be a safe place to lay an egg."

    "I like this nest box, it's familiar."
  4. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chirping

    May 22, 2010
    Yeah, it's normal. My 30 knotheads choose 3 out of my 10 boxes. They wait in line to use a box instead of going into an empty one. Funny to watch'em.

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