same nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eliss18, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. eliss18

    eliss18 Out Of The Brooder

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    another question.

    my chickens also insist on laying in the same box. even though they both have their own box.

    niether seem to have a problem with it?

    does anyone know why this might be happening?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    2 reasons 1 they like the same nestbox.2they see 1 in the nestbox an they decide they want tobe in there to.
     
  3. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL...i have 2 hens leave their coop during the day and lay in another nest in the other coop....4 hens laying in one nest. Makes picking up eggs easier that way![​IMG]
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    all 6 of my laying hens lay in the same box....... I gave up trying to stop them [​IMG]
     
  5. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 Out Of The Brooder

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    Southeastern Ma.
    20 hens---8 boxes----they only use 3. usually 2 hens at a time crammed in each box!
     
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    we have 4 nest box and most of the time all the eggs are in 2 of them 4-5 eggs in each box. That is just sisterly love sharing space!!!! sorry can't spell taday I had to edit!!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008

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