Nesting fights

sparklemaiden

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 16, 2014
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My hens are fighting over nesting spots and I'm a little confused on why ?
We have 6 hens and they all want this one space ... Which is not in there houses in fact it's a small space in the corner of a shed
They all want this one place
I've made new nest in different places to see if they would take to it but nope
They all want this one space ??
Anyone had this happen ?
 

krista74

Songster
5 Years
Jun 4, 2014
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Lol, yes, a lot of us have had that happen I would think. I have 6 hens and 7 nesting boxes, and they all lay in ONE.

Why it is so special I have no idea.

To make matters worse, they will all pile in there together and lay on top of each other! All I see when I walk in the coop is a nest full of fuzzle butts!

I gave up a long time ago trying to understand them. They will have a reason as to why that spot is superior, but I have no idea what it is!

Just know that it's normal
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Krista
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
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Nov 27, 2012
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They've decided that's the 'safe' place.

Lock them in the coop for a few days, all day and night or at least until mid to late afternoon.
Put a fake eggs or golf balls in a few of the nests to entince them that this is a 'safe' place.
That will 'force' them to 'home' to the coop nests and should start a better habit.
 

sparklemaiden

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 16, 2014
10
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Marin City
Thank you ladies
I've placed a few eggs in new places to see if that will work.... I'll see tonight
If not ill just let them work it out :)
 

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