Only use one laying box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centavo71, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. centavo71

    centavo71 In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2009
    Northern Alberta
    My hens have 7 boxes to lay in and so far (just been laying maybe 10 days) they always always use the same box - the little one on the end. Funny birds! [​IMG]
  2. blueheaven

    blueheaven Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    mine did the same thing. now that more are laying they are using more of the boxes. i put fake eggs in the ones no one is using.
    guess they like the look of a an already made nest!
  3. koifarm

    koifarm Songster

    Hens are pretty eclectic on choosing nesting boxes....mine rotate between five different ones, today I had 8 eggs in one and 4 in the other......go figure.....[​IMG]

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