Nesting box preference?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kris13, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. kris13

    kris13 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2016
    Is this common? Ours will only lay in the final fourth nesting box. Never in the first three. They're all the same size/set up.

  2. middleburg61

    middleburg61 Hatching

    Jun 23, 2016
    I have six hens. Each of them have their own box in the coop. Yet they only lay eggs in one or two boxes. Once in awhile they lay at the other end of the coop. Normal or common ? At my place it is.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Extremely common. It’s not unusual for you to get most or all of your eggs in just one nest. Sometimes for mine the favorite nest is the same nest every day, but sometimes it can change to a different nest. Sometimes the eggs are pretty evenly spread out between the nests. They are going to lay where they are going to lay for their own reasons.

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