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

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    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

    Mar 27, 2010
    Greensboro, NC
    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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