Nesting fights

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sparklemaiden, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. sparklemaiden

    sparklemaiden In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2014
    Marin City
    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 ?
  2. krista74

    krista74 Songster

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    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 [​IMG]

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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.
  4. sparklemaiden

    sparklemaiden In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2014
    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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