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pileup in the nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wsmoak, May 10, 2011.

  1. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a bit of a pileup in the nest box yesterday. [​IMG] Just off camera to the left is the fourth hen, shifting from foot to foot like 'Hurry UP already!'. All that and I only got two eggs. [​IMG]

    110509_5132 by wsmoak, on Flickr

  2. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
  3. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Lacey, WA
    We have 3 nest boxes for 4 hens. They ALL want one specific box. It's not unusual to find more than one in the box at a time! Cute pic of the stacked chickens!
  4. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Very cute. Chickens are so entertaining. [​IMG]
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    LOL I've had that happen.

    I have 6 nest boxes for 7 hens, and I usually find all of my eggs in one box. I've even seen one chicken be in a nest box to lay, and as soon as she does, another hen will zoom in under her. The first hen had this completely confused look (ok. even more confused than chickens usually look!) over the whole thing. I thought it was hilarious.


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