Older hen running hens out of nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigspringshatchery, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest rir hen is running the other hens out of nesting boxes. She hasn't been with them for about 3 months. She's a egg eater and I built four roll away nesting boxes so I put her back with them yesterday to see if I could get her egg too. I went to check on them this morning. I had one egg but everytime one when in the boxes she would run them out. Will she ever stop this or how can I break her?
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  2. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She sounds angry to me. I bet the little egg eater is ticked off that you're smart enough to get her eggs away from her. That's pretty nifty. . . I've never heard of the roll away trick. My 26 week old girls are already fighting over nesting boxes.
     

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