Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carter57, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Carter57

    Carter57 In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    i have 5 nesting boxes for 6 hens. All that are laying now 3 of them want to use the same box. They are all the same size and made the same way.
    I blocked off #1 box to see what happens. They all have been exploring box #2. I think they all will move to it.
    How do I get them to use different boxes?
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    you don't. I have 6 nest boxes for 11 hens and most try to use the same box it's like a kid who sees another kid with a toy and they just have to have it.

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